01/10/2014 10:23 EST | Updated 03/12/2014 05:59 EDT

Guy Turcotte child murder case may go to Supreme Court

Guy Turcotte's lawyer wants the Supreme Court of Canada to consider overturning a Quebec Court of Appeal ruling ordering a new trial for the murder of Turcotte's two children.

Defence lawyer Pierre Poupart announced Friday he would make the request to the country's top court.

Crown prosecutor René Verret was expecting to set a new trial date at Turcotte's Friday appearance at the courthouse in St-Jerome, Que.

The Quebec Court of Appeal ordered a new trial in November after overturning Turcotte's not criminally responsible due to mental disorder verdict in the stabbing deaths of his two children.

More to come.