Tag Archives: Petit-de-Grat

Someone is slashing gear in Petit-de-Grat – business as usual

Police in Petit-de-Grat are investigating several new cases of lobster traps being cut. This new investigation takes place only months after the ‘murder for lobster’ trial, which shocked the Cape Breton community. Phillip Boudreau’s sister, Margaret Rose, says for the town, cutting traps is just business as usual. “I am not surprised because this is something that has been going on for decades in this community,” she said. Read the rest here 07:17

Dwayne Samson begins trial for Phillip Boudreau’s death

A Cape Breton fishing boat captain accused of killing a man on the water begins his trial Tuesday in a case that has rocked the village of Petit-de-Grat to its core. Dwayne Matthew Samson is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 43-year-old Phillip Boudreau in 2013. A jury has already found fisherman James Joseph Landry guilty of manslaughter.  Two other crew members aboard the Twin Maggies boat also face charges connected to Boudreau’s disappearance. Read the rest here 08:30

The untold truth of the Petit de Grat tragedy

Phillipe BoudreuSeveral readers from Isle Madame share my distain for those who falsely depict lobster stealer  as a case of “murder for lobster.” Here’s a letter from one of them, a life-long Petit-de-Grat resident who withheld his name for obvious reasons. If all you know about Philip Boudreau’s death is what you’ve seen on TV or read in the papers, prepare for an eye opener: Read the rest here 13:19

On the death of Philip Boudreau – A streak of sunlight over Petit-de-Grat

Phillipe BoudreuOn June 1, 2013, Philip Boudreau, 43, was killed, allegedly by three lobster fishermen from the Acadian fishing village of Petit-de-Grat, N.S., on Isle Madame. News reports also described Mr. Boudreau as a fisherman. Well, not exactly. He was a Cape Breton original – a poacher and a thief, a rustic Robin Hood with a deep affection for dogs and children. His rap sheet ran nearly 11 pages, but he was not particularly acquisitive. One neighbour says he would “steal the beads off Christ’s moccasins” – then give the booty away to someone in need. Read the rest here 08:30

Fisherman Joseph Landry found guilty of manslaughter in Phillip Boudreau ‘murder for lobster’ trial

Phillipe BoudreuA Cape Breton lobster fisherman has been found Guilty of manslaughter in the death of a man at sea. Joseph James Landry, 67, of Little Anse, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death last year of Phillip Boudreau. Landry’s wife wiped her eyes, crying, after Saturday’s verdict but Landry showed no visible reaction. Read the rest here 16:31

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

Updated :James Landry ‘murder for lobster’ trial hears closing arguments

Phillipe Boudreu‘Cripple’ and ‘destroy’ – But Crown prosecutor Shane Russell told the jury that James Landry was directly involved in the killing. He said Landry told police he had been pushed to the limit and wanted to “cripple” and “destroy” Boudreau if he got the chance and “let the crabs eat him.” When Landry saw Boudreau that morning and suspected him of cutting traps, that was the opportunity to get rid of him, the prosecutor said. Read the rest here 21:57

James Landry admits to police he shot Phillip Boudreau

imagePhillipe BoudreuThe 67-year-old Cape Breton fisherman accused of murdering Phillip Boudreau admitted to police that he shot the man, according to a taped statement played Wednesday to a Nova Scotia Supreme Court jury in Port Hawkesbury. Police interviewed Joseph James Landry a week after Boudreau disappeared. Read the rest here 19:27

Family and friends gathered at a Cape Breton church on Friday to say their goodbyes to Philip Boudreau

Petit-de-Grat says goodbye to missing fisherman Philip Boudreau, the man presumed dead after his overturned boat was found floating in the Petit-de-Grat harbour earlier this summer. “Philip was like a brother you didn’t have. He was always there to help anyone he could,” said friend Thomas Richard. [email protected]

Is Phillip Boudreau really a victim? by Phonse Jessome

Phillip Boudreau is a murder victim and they rarely need defending but maybe he does. It might be easy to blame him for what happened but it seems to me that is like blaming the bullet, not the finger on the trigger. [email protected]

UPDATED: Man shot, run over by boat in fishing dispute – Police statement describes chilling encounter on water with missing fisherman Phillip Boudreau

CBC_News_logo3 suspects in Cape Breton man’s slaying remain in custody – [email protected]

One of the suspects in the murder of Phillip Boudreau told police the victim was shot and then run down as he sat helpless in a stalled motor boat, CBC News has learned. Boudreau’s overturned boat was found at the mouth of Petit-de-Grat harbour early on the morning of June 1. The 43-year-old’s body has not been recovered. Three crewmen from the lobster boat Twin Maggies face second-degree murder charges in the case. The investigator’s file said one of those crewmen, 65-year-old James Joseph Landry, gave statements to RCMP investigators shortly after his arrest on June 8. [email protected]

Residents shocked by fishermen’s death

PETIT-DE-GRAT, N.S. — Local residents in the quiet, mostly fishing communities on Cape Breton’s Isle Madame remain gripped by each day’s headlines and rumours about the disappearance of 43-year-old Phillip Boudreau. Bill Joyce, general manager at local CITU FM radio station in Petit-de-Grat, was on friendly terms with Boudreau and the three men charged with his second-degree murder. He said no one ever thought they would be facing the accusations. [email protected]’wester

Community of Isle Madame divided over disappearance of man presumed murdered

B97194174Z_120130613062542000G4G35TL4_11PETIT de GRAT — There have been lines cut and lines crossed off the rocky shore of Isle Madame. Phillip Boudreau, a well-liked but widely accused poacher from Petit de Grat, is missing and presumed dead. The Mounties have charged the three crew members of the lobster fishing boat Twin Maggies with second-degree murder even though RCMP divers haven’t been able to find Boudreau’s body. And the small Acadian community of a few hundred souls on Isle Madame is reeling. A province is watching and everyone wants to know what happened. continued @ Chronicle Herald

Community ‘shocked’ over murder charges in man’s death – 3 men face 2nd-degree murder charges in presumed death of Phillip Boudreau

CBC_News_logoA Cape Breton community is in shock following the presumed death of a Petit-de-Grat man and the subsequent murder charges placed against three others in the tight-knit community. continued @ cbcnews