UPDATE: SCOC orders new trial for Guy Turcotte

Guy Turcotte, the St. Jerome cardiologist who was found not criminally responsible for the 2009 stabbing deaths of his two young children, will have to face a new double-murder trial.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear his last-ditch appeal which would have averted a new trial.

Turcotte was found to have had mental problems when he killed his two children, five-year-old Olivier and three-year-old Anne-Sophie, by stabbing them repeatedly in February of 2009. He was confined to the Pinel institute before being freed in December 2012.

Last November, the Quebec Court of Appeal overturned the original verdict in the case, and ordered Turcotte be tried again.

No new trial date has been set.

His ex-wife Isabelle Gaston says she hopes her children will finally get the justice they are owed.

But she says the pace of justice has been difficult to deal with.

"The passivity of the system makes me mad," she tells CJAD. "I want to move move on but they are always bringing me back. And financially, I'm a doctor, so when I don't work I don't get money, so that's hard."

She says the murders destroyed her life, and the prospect of another trial is likely to re-open some painful memories she has tried to bury.

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  1. Shelley posted on 03/20/2014 12:36 PM
    This man KILLED his own children ! He needs to pay big time. It saddens me to see this picture of him and a child. Is that the child he killed or is that his new girlfriend child? Disgusted excuse of a father.
  2. ric posted on 03/20/2014 02:54 PM
    I hate this picture. The SOB is smiling with a beautiful child that he STABBED TO DEATH. No guilty verdict is good enough for him.
  3. Rob posted on 03/20/2014 07:44 PM
    I know two separate guys who were in jail with this guy at two separate prisons and they both told me that he had no remorse in jail and was totally calm, cool and sane! he tried to hide his crimes from others. He killed his kids to hurt his wife.
  4. Kari posted on 03/21/2014 07:55 AM
    The justice system now has a second chance to get it right.
    This man should spend the rest of his miserable life in jail.
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