Last Sentencing Hearing in Boudreau Murder Case, Today
The last sentencing hearing in the high profile murder case of Phillip Boudreau is due to get underway today in Port Hawkesbury court, today.
In May, 45 year-old Dwayne Matthew Samson pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in the case after originally facing a charge of second degree murder.
The Crown says it’s looking for a sentence in the double digits while Samson’s lawyer is looking for something in the range of seven to nine years.
Samson was the captain of the Twin Maggies fishing boat which the court heard was involved in a violent altercation with Boudreau in Petit de Grat harbour after the crew believed he was tampering with their lobster traps.
Boudreau’s overturned boat was discovered in the harbour in June of 2013 but his body has never been found.
Testimony revealed his boat was shot at and then rammed by the Twin Maggies.
The court also heard that Boudreau was injured and dragged out to sea.
In November, 68 year-old James Landry was found guilty of manslaughter in the case and sentenced to 14 years in prison.
That sentence is being appealed.
Earlier this month, 42 year-old Craig Claude Landry was sentenced to 28 days time served and two years probation for his role in the case.
Dwayne Samson’s wife and James Landry’s daughter, 40 year-old Carla Ann Samson, was charged with being an accessory after the fact in the case, but that charge was dropped in June.
Two days have been set aside for Samson’s sentencing hearing.