Guy Turcotte back in the Court of appeal

News 13 March, 2018
    Guy Turcotte

    QMI agency

    Tuesday, 13 march 2018 06:23

    Tuesday, 13 march 2018 06:23

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    The hearing on the appeal of the ex-cardiologist Guy Turcotte, found guilty of murder not premeditated of his two children of 3 and 5 years, held Tuesday. It denies that the delay of 17 years, as determined by the judge, André Vincent, before being able to request parole.

    When the verdict announced in January 2016, the judge sentenced the ex-cardiologist to life in prison without the possibility of presenting an application for parole before the age of 17.

    Guy Turcotte had said that the sentence “is clearly not indicated” and marked by “errors of principle”.

    Last June, the prosecutor Rene Verret had outlined in a memorandum of twenty pages on the fact that Turcotte was in full possession of his means in the evening of the tragedy, as pointed out by experts at his trial.

    Recall that the 45 year-old male, stabbed his children Anne-Sophie and Olivier in 46 times, February 20, 2009, at their home in Piedmont, in the Laurentians. He had just split from his wife, who had started seeing another man.

    On the evening of the drama, he drank windshield washer fluid to commit suicide.

    It is in 2015 that Turcotte was found guilty of second degree murder at a second trial.

    He had pleaded not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder, and even if all the psychiatrists agreed that he suffered from an adjustment disorder, the jury did not believe.