Guy Turcotte Murder Trial: Testifies he was mocked and intimidated as a child

Guy Turcotte Murder Trial: Testifies he was mocked and intimidated as a child

Main pic: Guy Turcotte leaves the courtroom during a recess in his murder trial at the courthouse in Saint Jerome, Que., September 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz.

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — Guy Turcotte has taken the stand at his first-degree murder trial, saying he was mocked and intimidated as a child and that he had few friends.

Turcotte says he was often made out to be the scapegoat.

His testimony today came after his lawyer said he will argue his client should be found not criminally responsible in the stabbing deaths of his two young children.

Turcotte has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder but has admitted to causing the 2009 deaths of Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3.

Lawyer Pierre Poupart told the 11 jurors they will need to reach a verdict based on the evidence and not on their emotions.

Poupart says he will call witnesses as well as medical experts.

The Canadian Press

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