Man charged in death of woman with Alzheimer”s to stand trial


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.


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