Former Quebec doctor seeks bail while awaiting new 2015 trial for killing kids

A former Quebec doctor charged in the stabbing deaths of his two young children in 2009 says he should get bail while awaiting trial.

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A former Quebec doctor charged in the stabbing deaths of his two young children in 2009 says he should get bail while awaiting trial.

Guy Turcotte testified on his own behalf today and says he’s asking for bail because it is his right.

A jury found Turcotte not criminally responsible in 2011 and he was released from a psychiatric institution in December 2012.

The Quebec Court of Appeal overturned the verdict last November and ordered a new trial, leading to his re-arrest.

Turcotte admitted he suffered from depression following his arrest last year, but that his state has improved with the help of medication and his doctors.

Turcotte says he wants to work as a caregiver to his aging aunt and uncle while awaiting his trial in September 2015.

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