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Dwayne Samson, captain in ‘murder for lobster’ case, sentenced to 10 years

A Cape Breton lobster boat captain who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of another fisherman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Dwayne Matthew Samson was given 103 days of credit for time served at the Supreme Court sentencing hearing in Port Hawkesbury, N.S. He was also handed a lifetime ban on owning firearms. Samson’s wife, Carla Samson, owner of the fishing boat, burst into tears as he was being led from court. The sentencing marks the final chapter of the so-called murder for lobster case. Read the rest here 11:31

Twin Maggies crew member Craig Landry pleads guilty to accessory after the fact in killing of Phillip Boudreau

During James Landry’s trial, Craig testified that after James fired four shots at Boudreau, Dwayne Samson repeatedly rammed Boudreau’s small open boat with the larger Twin Maggies. James Landry then hooked Boudreau — said to be still alive — with a gaff, and the Twin Maggies hauled him out to sea. On the two occasions Boudreau managed to slip loose, James Landry caught him. Craig Landry testified that he last saw Boudreau floating, naked from the waste down, limp and foaming from the mouth. Read the rest here 16:21