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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  1. Mike D posted on 12/12/2012 02:27 PM
    Too bad his kids never got the chance for a normal life. This animal should never get out. What a sick society we live in!!!
    1. chuck posted on 12/12/2012 04:38 PM
      @Mike D he should never see the light of day...i am sure if his two dead children had a say they may agree.
  2. ron posted on 12/12/2012 02:43 PM
    they were dumb enough to let him off you can bet on it they are dumb enough to set him free, maybe he can hook up with the mother who has done the same deed in the recent news, I am sure that she know his story well.
  3. kay posted on 12/12/2012 02:45 PM
    doesn't double homicide deserve life imprisonment as other murderers get?
    mental state IS the state of a murderer, nobody kills in a normal mental state, if you let him free, may as well let all the mass murderers and violent criminals go as well and with this example in mind, don't even bother taking murderers jealous of their spouses to court, they'll end up laughing at our system too!
    he should never be allowed one day of freedom, he took away two lives and the lives of their offspring and their offspring and their offspring forever.
  4. SK posted on 12/12/2012 03:03 PM
    you brutaly murdered 2 children by stabbing them to death.........too late for a normal life, how about thier chance for a normal life , or your potential future neighbours living in fear as they live next to a psyco who could go into a different "state of mind" all of a sudden and start killing people only to be back home the next day with a slap on the wrist.
    another fantastic example of qc's decline in society.
  5. Caroline Youmans posted on 12/12/2012 03:18 PM
    Sounds like he is running his own show. He REFUSES to discuss what needs to be discussed in therapy. This means no therapy has even begun.
  6. D R posted on 12/12/2012 03:54 PM
    No turcotte should be in prison. This case is knowing the right people for a trained Doctor, cardiologist to stab his cildren 47 times??!!! How normal is his xwife s life and the grandparents. Etc. this was pre meditated murder. Where is the justice system??? He is a sociopath!!!
  7. J.S. posted on 12/13/2012 07:37 AM
    Once upon a time there was a place called quebec where it was illegal to send your kids to the school of your choice . It was also illegal to post signs in English.
    But stab your own kids 47 times and you could go free in less than 4 years .
    Not to mention health care , roads , corruption and crooked politiciansetc.etc.
  8. Claire posted on 12/13/2012 09:16 AM
    This guy is really special. Just think about this for a minute, if any person that was "normal" but had a moment of insanity and stabbed their children over and over and over again, but then all of a sudden is no longer "sick" , why in the world would they want to go on living any kind of life, normal or otherwise, knowing what they did to their own flesh and blood, innocent little angels!! Personally I know without a doubt if it were me, I could care less if I lived at all!
  9. Roger posted on 12/13/2012 11:34 AM
    this is wrong what kind of justice is this he does not belong on the outside if he were just a nobody he would be locked up and forgotten please put him where he belongs for at least 20 years "" he has taken 2- children lives "['
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