The Crown says it is appealing the recent verdict against a former Quebec doctor who murdered his two kids.

Guy Turcotte was found not criminally responsible  in the stabbing deaths of his five-year-old son and three-year-old daughter.

The jury's decision on July 5 outraged many  Quebecers.

Turcotte admitted to having caused their deaths in 2009, but denied criminal intent.

He was on trial on two counts of first-degree murder.

Quebec's director of criminal and penal prosecutors said in a statement today it is appealing the verdict because of the judge's instructions to the jury.