A man from Richmond Co. who pleaded guilty to a charge in the death of Phillip Boudreau has received full parole.
Dwayne Matthew Samson, 48, of D’Escousse entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of manslaughter as his second-degree murder trial was set to get underway in May of 2015.
National parole board members granted Samson day parole for six months in June; he told them he planned to live at a halfway house and return to work on his fishing boat.
In a Dec. 7 decision to extend day parole to full parole, board members said he used his time productively, spending time with family, working around his property and preparing for the upcoming fishing season.
Samson is allowed to return home to live with his wife and children; his only condition, which was also in place for his day parole, is to not have any contact with Boudreau’s family members.
Boudreau was last seen in June of 2013; his overturned boat was found shortly after he disappeared in Petit-de-Grat Harbour.
His body has never been found.