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Quebec court to hear case against bail for man who allegedly killed his kids

10/09/2014 03:49 EDT | Updated 12/09/2014 05:59 EST
MONTREAL - Quebec's highest court has agreed to hear the Crown's case against the decision to grant bail to a former doctor facing murder charges in the killing of his two children.

Guy Turcotte was granted bail in September pending a new trial in September 2015 on two counts of first-degree murder.

The three Quebec Court of Appeal justices will begin reviewing the bail decision on Nov. 10.

In granting bail, Superior Court Justice Andre Vincent said Turcotte does not represent a danger to society and is entitled to the presumption of innocence as he awaits the new proceedings.

Turcotte is charged in the stabbing deaths of his five-year-old son and three-year-old daughter at a rented family home north of Montreal in early 2009.