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Landry appeals sentence in ‘murder-for-lobster’ case

imageJoseph James Landry, one of three men involved in Philip Boudreau’s 2013 “murder-for-lobster” killing in waters off Petit de Grat, will argue that his 14-year sentence for manslaughter was too harsh when a Nova Scotia Court of Appeal panel hears his appeal Jan. 22.“He wants his sentence reduced on the basis that the trial judge erred with respect to fact-finding when he imposed the sentence of 14 years,” Roger Burrill, Landry’s Halifax lawyer, said in an interview Wednesday. Read the article here 10:40

James Landry sentenced in ‘murder for lobster’ case to appeal

A Cape Breton fisherman convicted in the so-called “murder for lobster” case is appealing his sentence. Joseph James Landry, 67, of Little Anse, was sentenced in January to 14 years in prison. His lawyer called that sentence “excessive.” Landry was one of three men on board the fishing boat Twin Maggies on June 1, 2013. Read the rest here 15:04

UPDATED! Fisherman Joseph James Landry sentenced to 14 years in killing Phillip Boudreau in lobster dispute

A Cape Breton fisherman has been given a 14-year prison sentence for killing a man he said enraged him after cutting his lobster traps and threatening to burn his home. But the Nova Scotia Supreme Court gave Joseph James Landry about 2 1/2 years credit for time served in custody awaiting trial, meaning he would serve about 11 1/2 years. Landry was convicted by a jury in November of manslaughter in Phillip Boudreau’s death. Read the rest here 12:07

Phillip Boudreau ‘murder for lobster’ case now in jury’s hands

Phillipe BoudreuThe jury in the “murder for lobster” trial in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., has been sequestered for the night after beginning deliberations Friday afternoon.  Supreme Court Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy spent the morning giving jurors directions and outlining their duties. Kennedy said there are three possible verdicts: guilty of second-degree murder, guilty of manslaughter; or not guilty. Read the rest here 20:38  ‘Murder for lobster’ rocks Acadian village of Petit-de-Grat Read it here 22:08

Phillip Boudreau’s murder off Petit de Grat gradually unfolding in court

imageThe crew of the Twin Maggies have different stories to tell about how Phillip Boudreau was killed. And the three people accused in his death are the only witnesses to how the 43-year-old Petit de Grat man died on June 1, 2013. “Yes,” Craggs said when asked outside of the courtroom if his client and co-crewman Craig Landry, who are not closely related, have different versions of how Boudreau was killed. Read the rest here 13:56