Man charged with murder in lobster dispute told police he intended to kill him

A man accused of murdering another man at sea in a dispute over lobster told police he intended to kill Phillip Boudreau when he shot at him in a Cape Breton harbour.

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — A man accused of murdering another man at sea in a dispute over lobster told police he intended to kill Phillip Boudreau when he shot at him in a Cape Breton harbour.

A videotaped interview that Joseph James Landry gave to the RCMP six days after Phillip Boudreau vanished last year was played for the jury today in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Port Hawkesbury.

During the interview, Landry repeatedly maintained his innocence and denied that the crew of the Twin Maggies fired shots at and rammed Boudreau’s speedboat on June 1, 2013, in Petit de Grat harbour.

But later on during that same interview, Landry told the RCMP he shot at Boudreau four times and he meant to kill him.

Landry also said he took the wheel of the Twin Maggies and ran over Boudreau’s boat.

He said Boudreau had threatened to burn down his house and cut dozens of the crew’s lobster traps.

Landry has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Boudreau’s body has not been found.

Three other people are charged in the case.

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