Nova Scotia

Petit-de-Grat murder suspect denied bail

A Cape Breton fisherman captain charged after the presumed slaying of a Petit-de-Grat man has been denied bail.
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 Cape Breton fisherman captain charged after the presumed slaying of a Petit-de-Grat man has been denied bail.

Dwayne Matthew Samson appeared in court on Monday.  Samson’s lawyers said he will reapply for bail.

The body of 43-year-old Phillip Boudreau has not been found, but three men —Samson, James Joseph Landry and Craig Landry— have been charged with second-degree murder.

They are crew members on the fishing boat, the Twin Maggies.

Craig Landry was released on $50,000 bail earlier this month.

James Joseph Landry will be back in court in October for his bail hearing.

Samson’s wife, Carla Ann Samson, the registered owner of the Twin Maggies, was released on $25,000 bail. She is charged with accessory after the fact in Boudreau's killing.