MONTREAL – A former Quebec doctor who stabbed his two children to death is hoping to be released from a psychiatric hospital before his new trial.
Guy Turcotte’s lawyers are set to appear in court in Saint-Jerome on Sept. 3-4 to argue on his behalf.
His new trial has been scheduled for September 2015.
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 ex-cardiologist remains incarcerated at Montreal’s Pinel Institute, a mental-health facility.
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