Guy Turcotte's lawyers going to the Supreme Court to block re-trial

Another twist today in the saga of Guy Turcotte, who was tried for the murders of his two children, and found not criminally responsible.

His lawyers will be appealing to the Supreme Court of Canada in the hopes of avoiding a re-trial.

The Quebec Court of Appeal overturned the original verdict in November, and ordered a new trial, accepting the Crown's argument that the judge in the first trial had erred in instructing the jury.

A date for the new trial was expected to have been set today at the Montreal courthouse.

Turcotte repeatedly stabbed his children, 5-year-old Olivier and 3-year-old Anne Sophie, one night in February 2009 as his marriage was falling apart.

In 2011, a court found him not criminally responsible for the deaths, as the jury accepted his argument he could not recall the events because he was experiencing blackouts.

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  1. ric posted on 01/10/2014 02:34 PM
    It's bad enough that this murderer is in the news again and we have to see his face, but do you (the media) have to show him with his innocent victim?
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