12/03/2014 12:02 EST | Updated 02/02/2015 05:59 EST

Guy Turcotte, Quebec Doctor Charged With Killing His Children, To Remain Free


MONTREAL - A former Quebec doctor charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his two children will remain a free man pending his new trial.

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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