Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Guy Turcotte's First-Degree Murder Trial Hears from Its Final Witness

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Guy Turcotte's First-Degree Murder Trial Hears from Its Final Witness

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Turcotte trial hears final witness

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SAINT-JEROME, - Guy Turcotte's lawyers questioned a final Crown witness at length on methanol and its effects during a technical cross-examination Thursday.

Toxicologist Martin Laliberte was questioned much of the afternoon over testimony that often sounded like an advanced course on toxic chemicals and drugs.

The case was put on hold briefly by Quebec Superior Court Justice Andre Vincent on Thursday to allow defence lawyer Pierre Poupart time to prepare a cross-examination.

The cross-examination of the final witness will now spill into Friday.

Laliberte testified Wednesday that Turcotte would have only consumed windshield washer fluid about an hour before his arrest and suggested methanol, a toxic ingredient found in washer fluid, has minimal impact on the brain. …

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