Crown Witness on Stand Again Today at Landry Trial
The defence will continue to cross-examine the Crown’s key witness at the second-degree murder trial of Joseph James Landry in Port Hawkesbury, today. 67 year-old Landry is the first of four people to go to trial in the death of 43-year Phillip Boudreau. The Crown says Boudreau died after a violent altercation with the crew on the Twin Maggies fishing boat in June of last year. Yesterday, Twin Maggies deck hand Craig Landry, who is a third cousin of the accused, gave his version of events on that morning. Landry says the Twin Maggies came across Boudreau and thought he was tampering with their lobster traps. Landry went on to say the accused shot at Boudreau’s boat with a shot gun and injured Boudreau in the leg. He adds Boudreau’s boat was rammed by the Twin Maggies and he was then dragged out to sea where the accused tied an anchor to Boudreau and dropped him overboard. Boudreau’s body has never been found.