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Trial opens for Quebec man charged with killing wife suffering from Alzheimer's

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.

The case began sitting one week ago with pre-trial arguments.

The Canadian Press