Last ac­cused in Boudreau death to en­ter plea

Man charged with be­ing an ac­ces­sory to mur­der

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

A plea is now ex­pected July 24 for the last ac­cused charged in con­nec­tion with the 2013 death of a Petit de Grat man.

Craig Claude Landry, 40, of Petit de Grat, is now sched­uled to en­ter plea to a charge of be­ing an ac­ces­sory to mur­der.

Landry was orig­i­nally charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der in re­la­tion to the June 1, 2013 death of 43-year-old Phillip Joseph Boudreau.

Landry was a key Crown wit­ness in the trial for the first ac­cused charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der. A jury sub­se­quently con­victed the ac­cused of man­slaugh­ter and he was later sen­tenced to 14 years in prison.

A sec­ond ac­cused pleaded guilty to man­slaugh­ter and will be sen­tenced in Au­gust.

An ac­ces­sory charge against a third per­son was dropped.

Ac­cord­ing to the ev­i­dence pre­sented at the trial of the first ac­cused, Boudreau was shot and his body weighed down with an an­chor and his re­mains dumped at sea af­ter he was ob­served by Landry and other raid­ing lob­ster traps.

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