James Landry Due To Be Sentenced In Boudreau Death
The Richmond County man found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Philip Boudreau will be sentenced today. 67 year-old James Joseph Landry was convicted on the charge in November. Landry was originally charged with second degree murder in connection with the disappearance and presumed death of 43 year-old Boudreau. But a jury returned a guilty verdict on the lesser charge after several hours of deliberations. Boudreau’s body has never been found after an altercation with the crew on the Twin Maggies fishing boat on Petit de Grat Harbour in June of 2013. At his trial, the Crown argued that Landry shot at Boudreau’s speedboat four times, had the speed boat rammed, and then hooked Boudreau with a gaff and towed him out to sea where his body was weighed down with an anchor. The court also heard there was a longstanding dispute between Landry and Boudreau over Boudreau’s poaching of lobsters, tampering with fishing gear and taunting Landry about it. Three others have also been charged in the case, and it’s not yet known if Landry will be testifying for the Crown when the other accused are brought to trial.