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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