Que. Doctor Admits to Killing His Children

Apr 18th 2011 1:49PM

A Quebec cardiologist charged with two counts of first-degree murder admitted Monday that he stabbed his two children in 2009.

The lawyer for Guy Turcotte made the admission at the opening of the trial in Saint-Jerome on Monday.

Pierre Poupart said his client admits to causing the death of his children, five-year-old Olivier and three-year-old Anne-Sophie, on Feb. 21, 2009.

The children were found stabbed to death in a home in Piedmont, a small town in the Laurentians, about 70 kilometres north of Montreal.

However, Poupart said the 38-year-old doctor was not admitting to his intentions, leaving the jury to determine his state of mind when the crimes were committed.

Turcotte has pleaded not guilty to the charges.