Nova Scotia

Bail hearing decision reserved in Petit-de-Grat slaying

A boat captain charged in the presumed slaying of a Petit-de-Grat man will spend at least another week in jail.

Boat's captain, 1 crew member in Port Hawkesbury, N.S. court

The presumed death of Phillip Boudreau last month and the subsequent charges placed against four others in the tight-knit community shocked Petit-de-Grat. (CBC)

A boat captain charged in the presumed slaying of a Petit-de-Grat man will spend at least another week in jail.

The captain of the Twin Maggies lobster boat, Dwayne Matthew Samson, and one of his crew, James Joseph Landry, appeared in a Port Hawkesbury court on Monday to request a bail hearing.

The judge reserved his decision on whether to grant Samson's bail until next week. Landry's bail hearing was set for Oct. 4.

The other crewman, Craig Landry, as well as Carla Ann Samson — the wife of Dwayne Matthew Samson — were already granted bail earlier this month.  

The three men have been charged with killing 43-year-old Phillip Boudreau, in Petit-de-Grat, Cape Breton, last month.   

Carla Ann Samson, the registered owner of the Twin Maggies, is charged with accessory after the fact in Boudreau's killing.

Boudreau has been missing since June 1, when sources say he got into a confrontation on the water with the three men.

Boudreau's body has not been found.  

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