Jurors at Guy Turcotte trial ask to hear some testimony again

The jurors at Guy Turcotte's murder trial have asked to listen again to the testimony of a Crown psychiatrist.

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — The jurors at Guy Turcotte’s murder trial have asked to listen again to the testimony of a Crown psychiatrist.

They want to hear the testimony of Pierre Bleau, who told the trial that people with adjustment disorders don’t lose touch with reality or lose the ability to be responsible for their actions.

Bleau testified after the defence team had presented two psychiatrists who said Turcotte was suffering from an adjustment disorder and was in an anxious and depressed state the night he killed his children, Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3, in 2009.

Turcotte, 43, is charged with first-degree murder in the slayings and has admitted to causing the deaths.

His lawyer argued, however, that the jury should find him not criminally responsible by way of mental disorder.

The jurors began their deliberations Monday afternoon and can reach one of four possible verdicts: not criminally responsible by way of mental disorder or guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder or manslaughter.

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