MONTREAL - The Crown will ask Quebec's highest court to review a decision to grant bail to a former doctor facing murder charges in the killing of his two children.
Guy Turcotte was given bail two weeks ago while awaiting a new trial on two counts of first-degree murder.
That trial is scheduled to take place in September 2015.
The province's director of criminal and penal prosecutions has filed a motion with the Quebec Court of Appeal, asking it to review the bail decision.
In granting bail, Superior Court Justice Andre Vincent said Turcotte does not represent a danger to society and is entitled to the presumption of innocence as he awaits the new proceedings.
Turcotte, 42, is charged in the stabbing deaths of Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3, at a rented family home north of Montreal in early 2009.
A jury found Turcotte not criminally responsible in 2011 and he was released from a psychiatric institution the following year.
The appeals court overturned that verdict last November and ordered a new trial.