Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Verdict Yet at Turcotte Trial: Day 7 Jury Deliberations Set for Sunday

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No Verdict Yet at Turcotte Trial: Day 7 Jury Deliberations Set for Sunday

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Turcotte jury to continue deliberating Sunday

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SAINT-JEROME, - The jurors at Guy Turcotte's murder trial will continue their deliberations on Sunday after failing to reach a verdict Saturday.

Turcotte, 43, is charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 stabbing deaths of his children, Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3.

The jurors returned to court Saturday on Day 6 of their deliberations to ask the judge for clarifications on a Criminal Code provision pertaining to the defence of not criminally responsible.

Turcotte admitted to causing the children's deaths but his lawyer argued the jury should find him not criminally responsible by way of mental disorder.

The three other possible verdicts are convictions on first-degree murder, second-degree murder or manslaughter.

Sec. 16 of the Criminal Code states that an accused must be found not criminally responsible if a mental disorder rendered that person "incapable of appreciating the nature and quality of the act. …

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