Killer ex-doc wants bail prior to second trial

Guy Turcotte, the former doctor who faces a second murder trial for stabbing his two young children...

Guy Turcotte, the former doctor who faces a second murder trial for stabbing his two young children 46 times, has asked a judge to grant him bail. (Handout photo)

Camille Laurin-Desjardins, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:35 PM ET

MONTREAL — Guy Turcotte, the former doctor who faces a second murder trial for stabbing his two young children 46 times, has asked a judge to grant him bail.

The one-time cardiologist provoked outrage in 2012 when a mental-health committee released him from a psychiatric ward after ruling he was not a danger to society.

At trial the previous year, Turcotte admitted to killing three-year-old Anne-Sophie and five-year-old Olivier while depressed and suicidal over his crumbling marriage.

A jury shocked the country by finding the killer not criminally responsible.

The Quebec Court of Appeal ordered a new trial and the Supreme Court of Canada refused Turcotte's appeal.

He was re-arrested last November.

Turcotte filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court on Thursday asking for bail pending his new trial that won't get underway until September 2015.

Turcotte said he wants to live with his uncle and the uncle's wife.

 

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