Sentencing For Samson in Boudreau Case
The man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Phillip Boudreau will learn his fate today.
Boudreau is missing and presumed drowned after a violent altercation with the crew on the Twin Maggies fishing boat in June of 2013.
Yesterday in Port Hawkesbury court, the Crown argued that Dwayne Matthew Samson’s actions on that day is on the murder end of the manslaughter spectrum and deserves a 12-year prison sentence.
Defence lawyer Nash Brogan argued that a more appropriate sentence for Samson is in the six- to eight-year range.
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.
Twin Maggies deck hand Craig Claude Landry was sentenced to 28 days time served and two years probation, earlier this month.
Justice Simon MacDonald will impose sentence on Dwayne Samson, today.