A man from Richmond Co. convicted in the death of Phillip Boudreau has been granted full parole.
Joseph James Landry, 71, of Little Anse was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Boudreau, 43, in 2015.
Landry was sentenced to 14 years in prison; he served three years behind bars,
Members of the Parole Board of Canada say there were no concerns when he was released to a halfway house for day parole in June.
They say Landry has spent time with members of his family, kept busy around his house, and took part in mackerel fishing.
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; he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Parole board members granted Samson day parole for six months in a halfway house in June; in a Dec. 7 decision to extend day parole to full parole, they said he used his time productively, spending time with family, working around his property, and preparing for the upcoming fishing season.
Samson was 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.