Jurors complete fourth day of deliberations at Guy Turcotte murder trial

Jurors complete fourth day of deliberations at Guy Turcotte murder trial

Guy Turcotte arrives at the courthouse as the jury deliberates for the fourth day Thursday, December 3, 2015 in Saint Jerome, Que. Turcotte is being retried for the murder of his two children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz.

SAINT-JEROME, Que. — The jurors at Guy Turcotte’s murder trial completed their fourth day of deliberations on Thursday without reaching a verdict.

Turcotte, 43, is charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 stabbing deaths of his children, Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3.

He admitted to causing the deaths but his lawyer argued the jury should find him not criminally responsible by way of mental disorder.

The jurors began their deliberations Monday afternoon and can reach one of four possible verdicts: not criminally responsible or guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder or manslaughter.

They have since been heard from twice: on Tuesday they wanted a copy of an article from the Criminal Code and on Wednesday they asked to listen again to the testimony of Crown psychiatrist Pierre Bleau.

The Canadian Press

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