Guy Turcotte child murder case may go to Supreme Court
Guy Turcotte's lawyer wants the Supreme Court of Canada to consider overturning a Quebec Court of Appeal ruling ordering a new trial after Turcotte was found not criminally responsible for killing his two children in 2009.
Defence lawyer Pierre Poupart announced Friday he would make the request to the country's top court.
Crown prosecutor René Verret was expecting to set a new trial date at Turcotte's Friday appearance at the courthouse in St-Jerome.
The Quebec Court of Appeal ordered a new trial in November after overturning the decision that Turcotte was not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder in the stabbing deaths of his children.
More to come
- SCOC won't hear from Quebec construction boss
- Court grants oral hearing to bong shop owner
- Tony Accurso bid dismissed by Supreme Court
- Unfairly convicted man can sue police, Crown
- Supreme Court won't seek repayment of Marc Nadon salary
- US court grants new appeal hearing for Buju Banton
- Supreme Court to rule on Mr. Big stings
- Mr. Big stings: Supreme Court to rule on admissibility of evidence
- Neil Yakimchuk appeals conviction in Isho Hana murder
- Court rules terrorism suspect can be extradited
Netanyahu faces strong criticism from right in Israel, while Hamas still lives with blockade
Date 1 hr ago, Duration 2:45, Views 0
Video by: CBC - Top Stories
Date 14-08-24 3:24
Tooltip Information:Earthquake hits Napa ValleyVideo by:Description: Thousands are left without power after a magnitude 6 earthquake, the strongest to his the region since 1989Rating: 3.13Views: 87095
Date 14-08-26 1:24
Tooltip Information:Fatal shooting outside nightclubVideo by:Description: A woman died and a man was sent to hospital after an early morning shooting on Wellington Street.Rating: 2.76Views: 7381