Turcotte’s ex-wife says she never believed he could have killed their kids

The ex-wife of a former Quebec doctor who is charged with murdering their children says she never thought he could kill them.

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — The ex-wife of a former Quebec doctor who is charged with murdering their children says she never thought he could kill them.

Isabelle Gaston is back on the stand today at Guy Turcotte’s first-degree murder trial.

Turcotte is facing two counts of first-degree murder in the 2009 slayings of Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3.

On more than one occasion, Gaston told the jury under cross-examination by his lawyer she never thought he could hurt them.

She described their marriage as toxic but also noted that Turcotte was not a bad father.

Turcotte, 43, has pleaded not guilty to the charges but admitted through his lawyers last week to causing the children’s deaths.

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