The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled today that Guy Turcotte should not be incarcerated ahead of the trial, which is set to begin next September.
A jury found Turcotte not criminally responsible in 2011 in the stabbing deaths of five-year-old Olivier and three-year-old Anne-Sophie in 2009.
His freedom comes with various conditions, including having to stay with his uncle and not being allowed to get in touch with his ex-wife.
CORRECTION: An earlier headline erroneously stated that Guy Turcotte had also killed his wife.
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