Nova Scotia

Petit-de-Grat murder suspect released on $60K bail

One of the men charged with second degree murder in the case of a Cape Breton fishermen missing and presumed dead has been granted bail with strict conditions.

Dwayne Matthew Samson charged with 2nd-degree murder in Petit-de-Grat man's death

Philip Boudreau, 43, is presumed dead after his overturned boat was found June 1. (CBC)

One of the men charged with second degree murder in the case of a Cape Breton fisherman missing and presumed dead has been granted bail with strict conditions.

Dwayne Matthew Samson, 43, appeared in Port Hawkesbury court on Tuesday. He was released on $60,000 bail — $10,000 cash and a $50,000 surety.

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.

Samson was released under strict conditions that include not having any contact with his co-accused and members of the Boudreau family. He is under house arrest and is required to surrender his passport. Samson is also not allowed to have a cellphone.

Samson’s first bail application two weeks ago was denied.

Co-accused  Craig Landry and Samson's wife Carla Ann were  granted bail last month.

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

James Joseph Landry will have his bail hearing in October.

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