Ex-Quebec doctor who killed his kids wants to appeal parole eligibility ruling

MONTREAL - A Quebec man sentenced to life for fatally stabbing his two young children is seeking permission to appeal the minimum length of time he must serve before he can make a request to be released.

Guy Turcotte’s lawyers filed a motion before the Quebec Court of Appeal today, hoping to challenge the trial judge’s ruling he must spend at least 17 years behind bars before being able to apply for parole.

It is scheduled to be heard Feb. 23.

The former doctor was found guilty of second-degree murder last month in the February 2009 deaths of Olivier and Anne-Sophie, who were stabbed a total of 46 times.

It was the second trial for Turcotte, who in 2011 was found not criminally responsible for mental health reasons.

His lawyers have already appealed the second verdict and are seeking a third trial.

​Italy mourns, demands truth from Egypt in slaying

ROME — As Italians mourned, Italy’s premier insisted Friday that his country’s friendship with Egypt can only exist “if the truth emerges” about the death of an Italian doctoral student who was doing research in Cairo.

Premier Matteo Renzi’s remarks on Italian state radio came on the day of slain student Giulio Regeni’s funeral and kept up the pressure on Egypt to find and bring to justice whoever tortured and killed the young man.

Regeni had been living in Cairo to research Egyptian labor movements for his doctorate from Cambridge University. His body was found Feb. 3, nine days after he disappeared. In his hometown of Fiumicello in northeastern Italy, friends streamed in from afar for a private funeral service Friday in a gym and locals offered spare rooms to mourners.

The media and authorities were excluded from the service, which set up 1,000 chairs for relatives and friends. Those who couldn’t fit inside huddled together under umbrellas and listened to the service through loudspeakers.

Regeni, 28, went missing in Egypt on Jan. 25, the fifth anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian police and security agents were out in force on Cairo’s streets, determined to quash any demonstrations.

His body was discovered along a road on Cairo’s outskirts. Italian news reports said his toenails and fingernails had been ripped off.

“I again express condolences to Giulio’s family and I say that which we have told the Egyptians: ‘Friendship is a precious thing and it is possible only in truth,‘” Renzi said on the radio.

During the service, a young man read out words of gratitude from Regeni’s mother: “The energy of your thinking remains in my heart: your thinking, to love, to understand, to build tolerance. ”

In an apparent reference to the Arab Spring uprisings, one mourner identified only as Giulia told the congregation: “They can mow down all the flowers, but they cannot stop the spring. Giulio, you are the spring,” the Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Italian state TV said Italian investigators have spoken to a witness who told them that two men, apparently plainclothes police, stopped Regeni and escorted him away as he walked from his apartment to the subway. Some of Regeni’s friends in Cairo have also told Italian investigators that Regeni was unnerved in December when someone snapped his picture at a labor meeting in Cairo, then left.

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Rome has insisted on “efficient cooperation” from Egypt but added “we don’t have any new elements” in the probe.

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Egyptians celebrate after President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed power to the military in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.

Egypt exploded with joy, tears, and relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and state TV.

Mubarak, who until the end seemed unable to grasp the depth of resentment over his three decades of authoritarian rule, finally resigned and handed power to the military.

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The European Union’s foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, said she expressed Europe’s “most grave apprehension over what happened to Giulio” when she spoke with Egypt’s foreign minister at a security conference in Munich.

Egyptian authorities initially blamed Regeni’s death on a road accident. A second autopsy, done in Italy, determined that he suffered a fatal fracture of a cervical vertebra, either from a strong blow to the neck or from forced twisting of the neck.

His hands, feet and other bones had multiple fractures and his face was heavily bruised, the autopsy found. Laboratory tests to determine when he died are expected to take a few more days.


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Me,explaining Dr Who to a friend:
This is a sci-fi show with an alien named Doctor and it is funny,because he is not Doctor Who which is only a joke from the makers. But okay.where were I?A! It’s a Timelord whos enemies are big R2-D2s and he has a thing that kinda looks like a vibrator,but it’s not. It’s like the Alohomora,but later on,it can do more. And this alien travels in a blue call box,but it isn’t really a callbox-it’s named TARDIS and it is smaller outside and bigger inside and it looks a police callbox.
My friend:
Dude….What the f*ck is wrong with you?

Completely Worth It

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by BuffyAnn23

A fluffy little one-shot in which The Doctor decides to make a bold gesture and show Rose just how much she means to him.

Words: 1192, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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Following so many accounts that you start to get sad because you can’t everything on your dash without staying up all night but not willing to unfollow anyone because you can’t stand to be without all that beauty so you opt to just never sleeping, giving up on your school work and friends as you say goodbye to your family to devote your life to blogs about rock people a evil direto and a magic guy with a personality disorder.

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Dr. Abbas Qutab holds degrees in Medicine, Chiropractic, and Oriental Medicine in addition to his Ph.D. in Ayurvedic Medicine (traditional medicine native to India). Among many prestigious positions, Dr. Qutab was a Research Fellow at the Neuroscience Institute and the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is Board Certified in Pain Management, Forensic Medicine, and Naturopathy and holds a Master Certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Dr. Qutab also has extensive experience developing post-graduate certification programs for physicians in the area of integrative and complementary medicine.

In 1989, Dr. Qutab founded Elan Vital Medical Centers in Massachusetts, combining the best of Eastern and Western medicine in an integrative, holistic approach. Today, thousands of people around the world visit his clinics seeking complementary and integrative medical treatments.

Dr. Qutab’s speaking engagements include the World Health Organization, Congress on Complementary Medicine, and lectures at numerous hospitals including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Mass. General Hospital, and the Royal Society of Medicine in England. Dr. Qutab has been awarded as honorary Sc.D. from the World Health Organization Charter University. He has played an active role with the National Republican Congressional Committee and served as an Honorary Chairman of Medicare and Healthcare Reforms Committee as well.

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Dr. Burke has served as a visiting scientist at the Mayo Clinic and several universities including Yale University. He has been invited to lecture at numerous national and international medical and scientific conferences and has been awarded substantial financial grants by many prestigious organizations including the National Institute of Health. Dr. Burke has also authored 92 articles in peer-reviewed literature and 16 book chapters, reviews and editorials.

In the early 1990s, Dr. Burke began researching nitric oxide. Later he developed a research company that performed contract research for companies in biologic sciences. His company was the first to find that the noni plant increases nitric oxide production in the body. As an expert on nitric oxide, Dr. Burke has published multiple scientific papers and lectured around the world on the topic. He is well positioned to understand the potential health benefits of products that would increase nitric oxide naturally. Dr. Burke serves as a member of Kyani’s Scientific Advisory Board.


Yu L, Gengaro PE, Niederberger M, Burke TJ, Schrier RW: Nitric oxide: a mediator in rat tubular hypoxia/reoxygenation injury.
PNAS 91:1691-1695, 1994.

Atanasova I, Burke TJ, McMurtry IF, Schrier RW: Nitric oxide synthase inhibition and acute renal ischemia: Effect on systemic hemodynamics and mortality.
Renal Failure 17:389-403, 1995.

Voelkel NF, Lobel K, Westcott JY, Burke TJ: Nitric oxide related vasoconstriction in lungs perfused with red cell lysate.
FASEB J 9:379-386, 1995



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“It’s closer than you think.”

Mark’s eyes were gleaming, his mouth seducing the words.

“Something’s coming. Out there in the darkness, something is coming.”

And Owen didn’t have to ask what it was.

Words: 1354, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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Guests of the Queen

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by HiddenTreasures

The Doctor and Rose are invited to attend a coronation ceremony, and as guests of the Queen-to-be, they are given their own private booth.

Words: 1475, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 1 of Kinky/Smutty Prompts

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