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Phillip Boudreau's damaged boat examined by jury in murder trial

11/18/2014 08:17 EST | Updated 01/18/2015 05:59 EST
A jury in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., examined missing fisherman Phillip Boudreau's bullet-riddled boat today as it was entered as evidence in the murder trial of 67-year-old James Joseph Landry.

Both the jury and Landry, charged with second-degree murder, were led into a garage to view the skiff, which was found overturned in Petit-de-Grat harbour, about 50 kilometres east of Port Hawkesbury, on June 1, 2013. 

Boudreau’s body has never been recovered.

RCMP civilian firearms expert Joseph Prendergast says the boat was shot at from different angles, based on his analysis of bullet holes, residue and fibres.

Prendergast pointed out to the jury the various bullet entry points in the hull.

He also explained where the bullets would have to have been fired from, telling the defence it would have been from some distance away.

Last week, the Crown told a jury that Boudreau, 43, died as a result of a sustained attack by a three-man lobster fishing crew on board the Twin Maggies.

Three others, including members of Landry's family, also face charges in connection to the Boudreau case.

Their trials have not been held yet.

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