Samson Sentenced To 10 Years In Boudreau’s Death
Dwayne Matthew Samson has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, less 103 days credit for time served in the death of Phillip Boudreau.
Samson was sentenced in Port Hawkesbury court minutes ago after pleading guilty to manslaughter in Boudreau’s death in May.
Boudreau is missing and presumed drowned after a violent altercation with the crew on the Twin Maggies fishing boat in June of 2013.
Today, Judge Simon MacDonald agreed with the Crown that Samson’s actions on that day were on the murder end of the manslaughter spectrum.
The Crown was looking a 12-year prison sentence while the defence called for a sentence in the six- to eight-year range.
Besides the prison term, the judge impose gave Samson a lifetime ban on firearms.
Samson’s father-in-law, James Joseph Landry has already been convicted by a jury of manslaughter in the case and sentenced to 14 years in prison.
That sentence is under appeal.
Twin Maggies deck hand Craig Claude Landry was sentenced to 28 days time served and two years probation, earlier this month.