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    Canada - Olivier, 5, & Anne-Sophie Turcotte, 3, murdered, Piedmont, QC, 21 Feb 2009

    MONTREAL -- Quebec's top court has ordered a new trial in the notorious case of Guy Turcotte, whose non-conviction after stabbing his children to death helped inspire changes in the justice system.


    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/new-tri...#ixzz2kZ9CwCJL
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~n/t~ View Post
    MONTREAL -- Quebec's top court has ordered a new trial in the notorious case of Guy Turcotte, whose non-conviction after stabbing his children to death helped inspire changes in the justice system.


    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/new-tri...#ixzz2kZ9CwCJL
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...rial-1.2753961

    Guy Turcotte is seeking a conditional release today at the courthouse in St-Jérôme, north of Montreal, pending next year's new trial into the 2009 stabbing deaths of his two children.

    The former cardiologist was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3.

    In the first trial in 2011, Turcotte was found not criminally responsible because of a mental-health disorder.

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    I truly hope he is not given a conditional release today......keeping fingers crossed.
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    http://www.cp24.com/news/crown-appea...kids-1.2026352

    Guy Turcotte was given bail two weeks ago while awaiting a new trial on two counts of first-degree murder.

    That trial is scheduled to take place in September 2015.

    The province's director of criminal and penal prosecutions has filed a motion with the Quebec Court of Appeal, asking it to review the bail decision.

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    I hate hate hate the NCR designation. It really needs to be re-thought. I understand that some people really don't have control over their mental faculties at all times, but I think it is applied to leniently. I strongly feel that Turcotte is not mentally ill and hope the bail is revoked upon the review and that he is found guilty at his next trial.

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    According to the MSM reports, GT was diagnosed with Adjustment Disorder AKA Stress Response Syndrome, which is temporary anxiety and/or depression caused by a stressful life event. It's less severe than clinical depression.
    http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/m...tment-disorder

    GT claimed to have no memory of stabbing his children. He drank washer fluid in a suicide attempt after killing them, and the Crown argued that "not-criminally-responsible verdict should only be reserved for cases of mental illness, not ones where a suicide attempt might have triggered an after-the-fact blackout."
    http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03...e-court-rules/

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    Wow, I completely missed the re-trial. (I hadn't intended to follow closely, anyway, but would have liked to read the odd update.) They're in closing arguments already.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...rial-1.3330612

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    The jury has now been sequestered and are deliberating...

    The jury will have four verdicts to consider: not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder, guilty of first-degree murder, guilty of second-degree murder, or guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

    “The option of being found not guilty is not applicable in this case because of both the admissions that have been made and the evidence presented,” Vincent said.
    http://montrealgazette.com/news/loca...ctions-to-jury


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    Sorry folks. I should have been updating this thread but there are only so many hours in a day. This is the latest.

    ST-JÉRÔME — The jury in Guy Turcotte’s double-murder trial spent its first full day deliberating on Tuesday, entering the courtroom only once to ask for sections of the Criminal Code that explain some of the possible verdicts.

    Around 11 a.m., both parties were called to the courtroom after the jury had sent a note to Superior Court Justice André Vincent.

    Isabelle Gaston, mother of the two slain children, rushed in to sit in the front row. Turcotte’s parents, who had also been waiting around the courthouse, sat on the opposite side of the room.

    Vincent said the jury had asked for a copy of Section 16 of the Criminal Code, which explains the not criminally responsible verdict.

    Vincent said it was a little unusual, given that it had been read and explained a number of times throughout the trial and during his final instructions, but agreed to have a copy made for the jury.

    The jury also asked for Section 235 of the Criminal Code, which explains that in Canada, “everyone who commits first-degree murder or second-degree murder is guilty of an indictable offence.”


    http://montrealgazette.com/news/loca...arify-verdicts
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    I hope this jury gets it right. He should get first degree but I'm afraid the judge gave them too many options and they will be deliberating for days. *sigh*
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    The jurors at Guy Turcotte's trial for the first-degree murder of his children have returned to the courtroom for a second time, this time asking to review the testimony of a witness.

    Dr. Pierre Bleau was a Crown witness who testified on the subject of adjustment disorder, the mental illness which Turcotte's defence team claimed he was suffering from on the night he killed his two children in 2009.

    Bleau, a psychiatrist at the Montreal General Hospital and a professor at McGill University who specializes in anxiety and mood disorders, downplayed the severity of the disorder in his testimony in early November – calling it "the common cold" of psychiatry.

    In his testimony, Bleau said a person suffering from adjustment disorder does not lose his ability to reason and is still capable of taking responsibility for his actions.

    Bleau did not consult any psychiatric reports on Turcotte, and he did not testify as to whether he thought Turcotte suffered from mental illness.

    Turcotte is charged with first-degree murder in the slayings of his children Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...tion-1.3347281
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    Guy Turcotte trial: jury to continue deliberating Friday
    The jury in Guy Turcotte’s double-murder trial will continue to deliberate for a fifth day on Friday.

    The jury, sequestered as it tries to come to a verdict, did not make an appearance at the courthouse on Thursday, and did not ask any questions to Superior Court Justice André Vincent.

    http://montrealgazette.com/news/loca...erating-friday


    Hope they reach a 1st degree murder verdict today!
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