In the latest twist in a case that has shocked Quebecers, a cardiologist who killed his two children was granted his release from a psychiatric institution Wednesday, with conditions.
The decision to release Guy Turcotte came as little surprise. A jury last year had found him not criminally responsible for killing his three-year-old daughter and five-year-old son.
Since the court verdict, he had been in Montreal's Pinel institute where a panel Wednesday found him mentally fit to be released. The case had provoked a torrent of outrage in Quebec, with Turcotte becoming a household name.
Turcotte told the hearing Wednesday that he wants to lead a regular, productive life - but he's concerned about his newfound notoriety.
"I'd like to work, to do some good around me," the cardiologist told the panel.
"My biggest challenge will be dealing with others, with the public. There's been a lot of badmouthing, a lot of things that will be said. There will be a lot of prejudice against me."
seriously? Maybe the injustice is where I am starting to have a hasher view of law breakers. He killed his kids, he was deemed 'not criminally responsible' due to mental issues....why the HELL is he out?