Guy Turcotte says he wants a normal life

Posted By: Richard Deschamps · 12/12/2012 1:03:00 PM

UPDATE: Guy Turcotte free under certain conditions

Should Guy Turcotte — the man who brutally stabbed his two children to death in 2009 — be allowed to go free?

A psychiatric review board is deliberating at the moment, after a hearing Tuesday at the Pinel Institute.

A decision is expected Tuesday or Wednesday.

Turcotte was found not criminally responsible because of his mental state at the time of the killings — and was sentenced to an indefinite time at Pinel with two competency hearings a year.

Today, when he was asked about his hopes and dreams, Turcotte told the evaluation board that he'd like a normal life, but doesn't know if that's possible considering what happened.

Turcotte said in the past few weeks, he's been going out every day, alone or with friends and family. he said if he were released, he'd have to do things differently if he went out in public.

He said he's less anxious now, and that it's easier to be among people.

Turcotte said the biggest challenge is dealing with the public, people with preconceptions that would make it difficult.

He says he disagrees with psychologists who say he's in the early stages of his recovery.

He contends he's more advanced than that.

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