- Category: Canada News
- Published Friday, January 22, 2016
- CTV News
HALIFAX -- The lawyer for a man sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter in the death of a Cape Breton man says his client's punishment is too harsh.
Defence lawyer Roger Burrill argued today in the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal that a 10-year sentence would be more appropriate for Joseph James Landry.
Landry was sentenced in January 2015 after a jury found him guilty of manslaughter, although he was charged with second-degree murder.
He was one of four people charged in the death of 43-year-old Phillip Boudreau, who disappeared near the mouth of the harbour near Petit-de-Grat. on June 1, 2013.
Crown attorney Tim O'Leary says a lighter sentence would ignore the viciousness of the attack against Boudreau.
The court has reserved its decision.