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Turcotte to receive trial date in May

ST-JEROME, Que. - A former Quebec cardiologist facing a new murder trial in the deaths of his two children should find out in May when it will begin.

Guy Turcotte's case returned to court today for the first time since the Supreme Court of Canada said it wouldn't hear his an appeal of a lower court decision.

In 2011, Turcotte was found not criminally responsible by a jury in the stabbing deaths of his children Anne-Sophie and Olivier in 2009.

The Crown successfully appealed the verdict last November and the country's highest court announced last month it wouldn't hear Turcotte's appeal of that decision.

One possibility being discussed among lawyers was a fall 2015 trial that would last about three months.

A final decision will be taken when the case returns to court on May 9.

Turcotte remains incarcerated at Montreal's Pinel Institute, a mental health facility.

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