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Montreal man on trial for murder of wife with Alzheimers testifies about

first_imgMONTREAL — A Quebec man on trial for the death of his ailing wife has told jurors he suffocated her with a pillow to end her suffering.Michel Cadotte says he arrived to visit his wife on Feb. 20, 2017 — a Monday — after friction with his family led him to spend the weekend drinking.He says he had barely slept and was not feeling himself when he got to the long-term care facility where Jocelyne Lizotte was living.Cadotte says it saddened him to see Lizotte with her neck bent, sitting in a geriatric chair without a specialized head rest. He says he struggled to feed her lunch that day and gave her several pieces of chocolate, crying as he did it.As she fell asleep, Cadotte put Lizotte in her bed. He says he struggled to place a pillow under his wife’s head. He says he can’t explain what happened, but after a couple of attempts, he placed the pillow over her face and smothered her.“She was suffering too much,” Cadotte testified. “I didn’t want her to suffer anymore. I was suffering for her.”He is charged in the death of Lizotte, 60, who was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease that had left her unable to care for herself and detached from reality.Cadotte’s defence lawyers are drawing attention to his state of mind at the time of her death, which they say doesn’t support the second-degree murder charge brought against their client.One year before her killing, Cadotte had sought a medically assisted death for Lizotte but was told she didn’t qualify. The trial has heard he admitted to the head nurse and several relatives that he had taken Lizotte’s life.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Ontario provides 2 million for regional youth unit in support of Attawapiskat

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Ontario government said it would be providing $2 million to fund a Youth Regional Coordination Unit for the Mushkegowuk Council, which includes Attawapiskat as one of its seven member First Nations from the province’s James Bay region.Ontario’s Minister of Health Eric Hoskins issued a statement announcing the funding following a visit Wednesday to Attawapiskat, a fly-in Cree First Nation currently in the grip of a suicide crisis after recording 11 suicide attempts in a 24-hour period on Saturday.The statement said the unit would start deploying Wednesday through the province’s Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT)The statement said the money would go toward additional emergency health care personnel and support staff to help Attawapiskat through its crisis. The statement said the deployment would provide 24-7 mental health support along with evening and night nursing clinical support. The staff would also include four psychological health workers, five nurses, two security staff, one communications officer and one incident manager.“This is a very tragic situation and our hearts go out to the people and families affected,” said Hoskins, in the statement. “Ontario is strongly committed to working together with the Attawapiskat community and with First Nations in Ontario alongside our federal partners.”The statement said the province decide to provide the emergency funding following an assessment by its EMAT unit.The Ontario government and Attawapiskat’s administration also plan to hold a forum to hash out a long-term plan to support the Cree First Nation “to ensure the people of Attawapiskat—particularly youth—feel safe, respected and supported.”[email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more

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