Phillip Boudreau's damaged boat examined by murder trial jury

A jury in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., examined missing fisherman Phillip Boudreau's bullet-riddled boat today as it was entered as evidence in the murder trial of 67-year-old James Joseph Landry.

James Joseph Landry, 67, faces 2nd-degree murder charge

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      A jury in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., examined missing fisherman Phillip Boudreau's bullet-riddled boat today as it was entered as evidence in the murder trial of 67-year-old James Joseph Landry.

      Both the jury and Landry, who is charged with second-degree murder, were led into a garage to view the skiff, which was found overturned in Petit-de-Grat harbour, about 50 kilometres east of Port Hawkesbury, on June 1, 2013. 

      Boudreau’s body has never been recovered.

      RCMP civilian firearms expert Joseph Prendergast said the boat was shot at from different angles, based on his analysis of bullet holes, residue and fibres.

      Prendergast pointed out to the jury the various bullet entry points in the hull.

      He also explained that the bullets would have to have been fired from some distance away.

      Court will hold a voir dire hearing this afternoon to consider the admissibility of the potential evidence.
      The jury has been dismissed until Monday.

      Last week, the Crown told a jury that Boudreau, 43, died as a result of a sustained attack by a three-man lobster fishing crew on board the Twin Maggies.

      Three others, including members of Landry's family, also face charges in connection to the Boudreau case.

      Their trials have not been held yet.

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      With files from The Canadian Press