May 9, 2014 5:07 pm

New first-degree murder trial for Guy Turcotte to last 3 months

A court sketch of former Quebec cardiologist Guy Turcotte, who appeared in court on November 14, 2013 to face charges in the murder of his children.

Delphine Bergeron

SAINT-JEROME, Que. – The new first-degree murder trial for a man charged in the stabbing deaths of his two young children has been scheduled for September 2015.

Quebec Superior Court Justice Marc David has set aside three months for Guy Turcotte’s jury trial.

Turcotte was not in court in St-Jerome on Friday as David set Sept. 14, 2015, as the start date.

In 2011, a jury found Turcotte not criminally responsible in the stabbing deaths of his children Anne-Sophie and Olivier in 2009.

The Crown successfully appealed the verdict last November and Turcotte was re-arrested.

In March, the Supreme Court of Canada announced it wouldn’t hear his appeal of that decision.

The former cardiologist remains incarcerated at Montreal’s Pinel Institute, a mental-health facility.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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