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Philip Boudreau murdered for lobster, argues Crown

11/13/2014 08:12 EST | Updated 01/13/2015 05:59 EST
Philip Boudreau's death was murder for lobster, not a lapse of judgment, a Nova Scotia court was told today.

The Crown is presenting its opening arguments in Port Hawkesbury into the case of James Joseph Landry, 67, who is accused in the Petit-de-Grat fisherman's death.

Boudreau, a 43-year-old fisherman, disappeared June 1, 2013, and

His overturned boat was found in Petit de Grat harbour, but his body has never been recovered.

Landry is among four people who have been charged in the case. All four are connected to the Twin Maggies, another fishing boat from the area.

The Crown says the crew shot at Boudreau four times, ran over his boat several times and then tied his body to an anchor, which they dropped overboard. 

Lawyers say the Twin Maggies crew continued on and fished for the rest of the day. 

Twin Maggies crew members Landry, of Little Anse, and 44-year-old Dwayne Matthew Samson, from D'Escousse, are charged with second-degree murder.

Samson's wife, Carla Ann Samson, the owner of the vessel, and crew member Craig Claude Landry of Petit-de-Grat are both charged with being an accessory after the fact.

The defence hasn't presented its side yet.

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