The Crown has withdrawn a charge of second-degree murder against one of the four people charged with the death of Cape Breton fisherman Phillip Boudreau.
Chris Hansen of the Public Prosecution Service said Craig Claude Landry of Petit-de-Grat, N.S., is now charged with being an accessory after the fact over the death of Boudreau, 44.
"As evidence evolved, if it's assessed that a charge should change, it will," she said Monday.
Landry is due in court in June to enter a plea to the new charge.
Boudreau was last seen on his boat in Petit-de-Grat harbour in June 2013.
His five-metre fibreglass motor boat was found capsized and empty about an hour after he was last seen in it alive. The motor was missing as well. His body has not been found.
James Joseph Landry, 65, of Little Anse and Dwayne Matthew Samson, 43, of D'Escousse were charged with murder in the death of Phillip Boudreau. Carla Samson is charged with accessory after the fact.