Jurors at Guy Turcotte trial see knives found near his slain children

Jurors at Guy Turcotte's first-degree murder trial have been shown two knives that were found near where his two slain children were discovered.

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — Jurors at Guy Turcotte’s first-degree murder trial have been shown two knives that were found near where his two slain children were discovered.

The former cardiologist is charged in the deaths of Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3, in a residence north of Montreal in February 2009.

He pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.

One of the knives displayed today by Quebec provincial police investigator Sylvain Harvey was found underneath Olivier, while the other was located on the side of a bathtub in a bathroom adjacent to Turcotte’s bedroom.

He testified that both children were in their beds and covered in wounds to the stomach and abdomen.

The Crown has said it intends to prove that Olivier was stabbed 27 times and Anne-Sophie 19 times.

Quebec Superior Court Justice Andre Vincent has ordered that witnesses not be allowed in the courtroom before they testify. They will after they have taken the stand.

The Crown has said the children’s mother, Isabelle Gaston, will testify early in the trial.

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