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Book Review: “Blood in the Water,” by Silver Donald Cameron

Perhaps you remember the case: “Murder for Lobster,” read headlines around the world, detailing the bizarre and tragic tale of a locally renowned ne’er-do-well who in 2013 was killed by three Nova Scotian lobstermen, sick of the man stealing their lobster traps.,, Isle Madame is a place where neighbors are like family. When a home burns down, the whole community throws a fundraiser. For decades, the community accepted his indecencies. Better to live relatively peacefully, albeit with some big annoyances, than incur Boudreau’s wrath.,, Boudreau was a neighbor. He was also a pest. In Cameron’s telling, his murder poses some big questions about society: Where do we as society draw the line? >click to read< 11:12

Dwayne Samson, captain in ‘murder for lobster’ case, gets full parole

The Parole Board of Canada has granted full parole to a Cape Breton man convicted in what became known as the “murder for lobster” case. Dwayne Samson, 48, of D’escousse, N.S., is serving a 10-year sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of Phillip Boudreau, 43, of Petit-de-Grat, N.S.  His co-accused, Joseph James Landry, 71, was convicted of manslaughter and is serving a 14-year sentence. >click to read<10:58

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

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

The Real Story behind Canada’s Murder for Lobster Case

Two years ago, in a small Nova Scotian village, a local troublemaker and lobster thief went missing, and three lobstermen eventually confessed to his vicious murder. Had this trickster finally gotten what was coming to him, or was the real story — and what it said about its community — something much more tragic? On the morning of June 1, 2013, Venard Samson motored across the mouth of Petit-de-Grat Harbour in a small fishing boat. The narrow harbor, off the southeastern coast of Nova Scotia, is wedged between Petit-de-Grat Island, where he lives, Read the rest here 15:18

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