Guy Turcotte’s lawyer questions Crown expert’s conclusions

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SAINT-JEROME, Que. – A psychiatrist testifying for the Crown is being questioned about her research methods by a lawyer representing the ex-Quebec doctor charged with killing his children.

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Pierre Poupart asked psychiatrist France Proulx about what material she consulted to justify her opinion that Guy Turcotte was aware of what he was doing and hadn’t lost touch with reality the night he killed his two children in February 2009.

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Turcotte has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of his son, Olivier, 5, and his daughter Anne-Sophie, 3.

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He admitted to causing their deaths, but his lawyers argue the 43-year-old former cardiologist should be found not criminally responsible by way of mental disorder.

Since Tuesday, the Crown has been presenting rebuttal witnesses to counter defence experts, who testified Turcotte was suffering from an adjustment disorder with signs of anxiety and depression.

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On Tuesday, Proulx talked about her 2015 report on Turcotte where she noted the accused asked for sleep medication that wouldn’t impair his mental functions just four days after the slayings.

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