New trial for Guy Turcotte?
The Quebec Court of Appeal is being asked to decide whether a new trial should be ordered for Guy Turcotte, the cardiologist who killed his two young children in 2009.
Turcotte was found not criminally responsible for the children's deaths.
Turcotte was not present for the hearing, though Isabelle Gaston, his ex-wife and the mother their two children, was.
The crown argues the burden of proof was on the defence to prove mental illness and Turcotte's adjustment disorders during his relationship problems with Gaston.
Gaston says the fact that Turcotte purposely ingested windshield wiper fluid is telling.
"You can not assume that he didn't have the capacity to take the decision to take this product," she said. "For me, there's no doubt in my mind."
The crown argues the judge did not sufficiently review all the facts and mounds of expert testimony with the jury. It says the judge should not have given the jury the option of non-criminal responsibility, which it says should only be used for cases of mental illness.
Isabelle Gaston says while she's confident about the outcome, she says she's still in a state of shock since the verdict and is prepared for anything.