Mon­trealer charged in sus­pected compassion killing to be re­leased on bail

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL — A Mon­treal man charged with mur­der­ing his wife in a sus­pected compassion killing was granted bail Fri­day.

Michel Cadotte, who is in his mid-50s, was charged in Fe­bru­ary with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der, one day af­ter his wife, Jo­ce­lyne Li­zotte, was dis­cov­ered in car­diac ar­rest at a longterm care fa­cil­ity.

He must abide by sev­eral con­di­tions, which in­clude liv­ing with his sis­ter, tak­ing pre­scrip­tion drugs, get­ting psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port and pay­ing a $10,000 guar­an­tee.

On the day of his wife’s death, Cadotte wrote on Face­book he had con­sented to a re­quest for as­sisted death, had “cracked” and was wait­ing for po­lice. El­friede-An­dree Du­cle­rvil has sug­gested her client’s al­leged ac­tions were driven by em­pa­thy and compassion.

She says Cadotte has re­ceived sup­port from his fam­ily as well as the vic­tim’s and that her client does not rep­re­sent a risk to so­ci­ety.

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