Murder case winds down
Key witness to be sentenced after pleading guilty to being an accessory
A key Crown witness in a murder case has entered a guilty plea to a charge of being an accessory to murder.
Craig Claude Landry, 40, of Petit de Grat, is now scheduled to be sentenced in September, concluding another chapter in a case than began with the death of 43-year-old Phillip Joseph Boudreau on June 1, 2013.
Landry was originally charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death but the charge was dismissed after he testified against another accused. He was later charged with being an accessory.
Craig Landry testified against Joseph James Landry, 67, who was charged with second-degree murder. A jury found Joseph James Landry guilty of the included offence of manslaughter and he was later sentenced to a 14-year prison term.
Another accused, Dwayne Matthew Samson, 45, of D’Escousse has pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter after initially being charged with second-degree murder. He is now scheduled to be sentenced in August.
Another accessory charge was also filed against Samson’s wife, Carla, but that charge has since been dismissed.
According to the evidence presented at the trial of Joseph Landry, Boudreau was shot in his boat in Petit de Grat harbour after he was observed by Landry and the others raiding lobster traps. His body was weighed down with an anchor and his remains were dumped at sea.
Craig Landry is now scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 11.