MONTREAL — The prosecution arrived first, in black robes with white bibs, wheeling boxes of evidence behind them.
Then came the defense team, public defenders, also in robes. There was the accused, Michel Cadotte, 56, who sometimes hung his pen or pencil from the collar of his T-shirt as he walked slowly to and from his pre-trial hearing this week. There was his sister. And there was the sister of the woman that Cadotte allegedly killed.