Nova Scotia

Two more men charged in in Petit-de-Grat fisherman's death

RCMP in Nova Scotia have charged two more men in connection with the death of a fisherman from Petit-de-Grat, a small fishing village in Cape Breton.

Phillip Boudreau, 43, last seen a week ago in Petit-de-Grat

RCMP in Nova Scotia have charged two more men in connection with the death of a fisherman from Petit-de-Grat, a small fishing village in Cape Breton.

James Joseph Landry, 65, of Little Anse and Dwayne Matthew Samson, 43, of D'Escousse have been charged with murder in the death of Phillip Boudreau.

Three men have now been charged. On Thursday Craig Landry, 40,  was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Cape Breton RCMP spent several days searching for Boudreau, who was last seen alone on his boat in the harbour early Saturday morning.

About an hour after Boudreau was last seen, his boat was discovered overturned with the motor missing.

His body has not been recovered.

Police officers told CBC News earlier in the week that they believed Boudreau was involved in an altercation with men on a larger boat. A vessel called the Twin Maggies, which is owned by C and D Fisheries Ltd. of D'Escousse, was seized as part of the investigation.

Boudreau’s niece Tara Lynn Boudreau admitted her uncle sometimes poached lobsters from other fishermen's traps and that may be what caused the altercation leading to his death.

RCMP said divers and personnel from Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue are continuing to search the water and shoreline in an effort to find Boudreau's body.

Landry and Samson will appear in court in Port Hawkesbury on Monday.

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