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SCOC refuses to hear Guy Turcotte, who is facing a second trial in kids' deaths

MONTREAL - The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday it won't hear an appeal by a former Quebec cardiologist who is facing a new double-murder trial in the slayings of his young children. Guy Turcotte was hoping the high court would hear his case for overturning a lower court decision in an attempt to avoid a second first-degree murder trial in the killings. As is standard practice in the case of applications for leave to appeal, the Supreme Court did not give reasons for its decision to reject Turcotte's bid.

Ex-doctor who killed his kids, then walked free, faces renewed murder charges

SAINT-JEROME, Que. - A former Quebec doctor who eventually walked free after admitting to killing his kids returned to court Thursday to face renewed first-degree murder charges in their slayings. Guy Turcotte, his hands cuffed and head bowed, shuffled into a courtroom one day after the Quebec Court of Appeal ordered a new trial in the 2009 stabbing deaths of his kids, Anne-Sophie, 3, and Olivier, 5.

Former Quebec doctor in custody on murder warrant in fatal stabbing of his kids

MONTREAL - A former Quebec doctor ordered to face a new trial in the fatal stabbings of his children is in custody again. Police in Quebec say Guy Turcotte surrendered Wednesday just hours after Quebec's top court ordered a new trial in the case. The Crown said it intended to charge Turcotte, once again, with two counts of first-degree murder. Police said Turcotte was to be arraigned on Thursday. Turcotte is the former cardiologist who was charged after his children were repeatedly stabbed one night in February 2009.

Quebec doctor found not criminally responsible in kids' deaths waiting on courts

MONTREAL - Quebec's highest court has heard the appeal of a controversial verdict given to a Quebec doctor who was freed less than four years after stabbing his children to death. Now Guy Turcotte is waiting to learn whether three judges will agree with the Crown that he should face a new trial in the 2009 stabbing deaths of his son Olivier and daughter Anne-Sophie. The Quebec Court of Appeal judges will rule eventually on whether the high-profile case should return to court for a new trial.
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