POLITICS
08/21/2014 06:13 EDT | Updated 10/21/2014 05:59 EDT

Ex-Quebec doctor who killed his kids hopes to be released from custody

MONTREAL - A former Quebec doctor who stabbed his two children to death is hoping to be released from a psychiatric hospital before his new trial.

Guy Turcotte's lawyers are set to appear in court in Saint-Jerome on Sept. 3-4 to argue on his behalf.

His new trial has been scheduled for September 2015.

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

The Crown successfully appealed the verdict last November and Turcotte was re-arrested.

In March, the Supreme Court of Canada announced it wouldn't hear his appeal of that decision.

The ex-cardiologist remains incarcerated at Montreal's Pinel Institute, a mental-health facility.