CanadaMontreal man pleads not guilty to 2nd-degree murder in 2017 death of wife

02:55  08 january  2019
02:55  08 january  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Trial opens for man charged in wife's killing

Trial opens for man charged in wife's killing MONTREAL - Jury selection is underway at the trial of a Quebec man charged with killing his ailing wife. Michel Cadotte’s second-degree murder trial opened today with the judge addressing prospective jurors. Cadotte was charged following the Feb. 20, 2017 death of Jocelyne Lizotte. Lizotte was found dead at a long-term care facility in Montreal where she was being treated for Alzheimer’s disease. Cadotte has pleaded not guilty. Justice Helene Di Salvo says the trial is expected to last between six and seven weeks. Testimony will begin once the jury is selected. The court is hearing first from those seeking exemptions before choosing jurors.

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Updated: October 5, 2017 7:18 am. Saskatchewan man pleads guilty to It was a tear-filled courtroom, as John Strang pleaded guilty to second- degree murder Wednesday in the death of The Crown said Strang alienated his wife from her friends and family, and that Lisa’s parents disliked

Montreal man pleads not guilty to 2nd-degree murder in 2017 death of wife © Giuseppe Valiante/Canadian Press Michel Cadotte, charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Jocelyne Lizotte, is shown at the Montreal courthouse in July 2017, when he was released on bail.

Michel Cadotte, 57, appeared before a Quebec Superior Court justice in Montreal Monday and pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Jocelyne Lizotte.

Lizotte, 60, was found dead at the Centre d'hébergement Émilie-Gamelin, the long-term care institution where she had been living, on Feb. 20, 2017.

Cadotte has been free on bail since July 2017, after a judge ruled he did not believe the defendant posed a risk to the public.

Lawyers for the Crown and the defence began debating pre-trial motions Monday.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin next week. The trial is expected to last about six weeks.

Autopsy shows Edmonton woman killed in ‘domestic violence incident’ was shot to death.
Two days after a man was charged with second-degree murder in connection with what police say they believe was a "domestic violence incident" in west Edmonton, police said an autopsy revealed the woman who died was shot to death. "Autopsy results confirm that the 49-year-old female died as a result of a gunshot wound and the manner of death is homicide," police said in a news release Wednesday night. On the morning of Dec. 28, 2018, officers were called to an assault with a weapon at a home in the area of 214 Street and Breckenridge Drive. When they arrived, police said they found an injured woman.

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