A Quebec Court judge has determined there is enough evidence to bring the murder case against Michel Cadotte to a trial.
Cadotte, who is charged with second-degree murder, was arrested earlier this year after his wife, Jocelyne Lizotte, died inside a long-term care institution in February. Lizotte, who was in the final stages of the Alzheimer’s disease, had been turned down in a request for a medically assisted death shortly before she died.
On Monday, Judge David-Emmanuel Simon determined there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial. Simon heard evidence from a nurse and two doctors who treated Lizotte before she died. The evidence heard has been placed under a publication ban.
The case will return to court on Nov. 29.