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Guy Turcotte reportedly attacked by inmates

Guy Turcotte arrives at the Saint Jerome courthouse in Saint Jerome, Que., on September 14, 2015.
Guy Turcotte arrives at the Saint Jerome courthouse in Saint Jerome, Que., on September 14, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

MONTREAL – The Former cardiologist who stabbed his two children to death, Guy Turcotte,was reportedly attacked in jail where he is serving a life sentence.

The 43-year-old was allegedly beat up by other prisoners at the Port-Cartier Institution — a maximum-security facility — last week.

The incident was reported by TVA’s Claude Poirier.

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Poirier said Turcotte was slightly injured, however he was still sent to the infirmary.

He said Turcotte refused to place a complaint against his attackers.

The attack happened within 24 hours of his transfer to the maximum-security facility, where Luka Rocco Magnotta is also serving his sentence.

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Inmates reportedly told Turcotte not to eat with the other prisoners, advice he then ignored, which set off a powder keg.

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In May, Turcotte’s lawyers tried to prevent him from being transferred from the Saint-Anne-Des-Plaines facility to Port-Cartier, near Sept-Iles.

The former doctor was convicted in January for killing his two children, five-year-old Olivier and three-year-old Anne-Sophie, back in 2009.

With files from The Canadian Press

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