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The judge presiding over the trial of Joseph James Landry in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death last year of Phillip Boudreau, allowed reporters to take photographs on Nov. 18, 2014, of the boat that Boudreau was on before his death.

ALY THOMSON/The Canadian Press

The damaged boat that Phillip Boudreau was on before his death has been shown to the jury at a second-degree murder trial of a Cape Breton man charged in his slaying.

Jurors crowded around the four-metre vessel as an RCMP firearms expert pointed to four gashes in different areas of the boat that he testified were bullet holes.

Joseph Prendergast said he found a bullet under a loose piece of fibreglass at the stern, or rear of the boat.

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Joseph James Landry has pleaded not guilty before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Port Hawkesbury.

The Crown has argued that Landry and two other lobster fishermen were aboard another vessel that rammed Boudreau's boat three times at the mouth of Petit de Grat harbour on June 1, 2013.

Prosecutor Steve Drake has said Landry fired four shots at Boudreau, one of which hit him in the leg.

Drake has said that Boudreau's boat overturned and Landry hooked him using a gaff and dragged him out to sea before the three-man fishing crew tied an anchor to Boudreau. His body hasn't been found.

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