NEWS
06/15/2015 06:27 EDT | Updated 06/15/2016 01:12 EDT

Trial to begin for another person charged in death of lobster fisherman

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. - The trial starts today for a Cape Breton woman charged in the death of a fisherman whose body has never been found.Carla Samson is facing a charge of accessory after the fact in the death of Phillip Boudreau, who disappeared on June 1, 2013.Samson owns the lobster boat that allegedly attacked Boudreau's boat in a Cape Breton harbour.Her husband, Dwayne Matthew Samson, faces a second-degree murder charge in the matter.Her father, Joseph James Landry, was given a 14-year prison sentence for killing 43-year-old Boudreau.That trial heard that Landry became enraged after Boudreau cut his lobster traps, threatened to burn his home and taunted him for years.