The Canadian Press

2015-07-30 | Crime PQ Shooting

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There has been yet another delay in the trial for the man charged in Quebec's 2012 election-night shooting. Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer (korn-wye-AY') has postponed jury selection in Richard Henry Bain's first-degree murder trial until next May. Bain is charged in the slaying of lighting technician Denis Blanchette outside a Montreal nightclub on September 4th, 2012, as then-Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois was toasting her party's election win. He also faces two counts of attempted murder and several weapons-related charges. Bain's lawyer requested the delay today, saying he has not yet been able to find a psychiatrist to conduct a new evaluation of his client. Alan Guttman told reporters he plans to argue Bain was not criminally responsible for his actions. (The prosecutor argued the trial should proceed as scheduled this September because witnesses may begin to forget their version of events and because victims need closure.)

Date: 2015-07-30
Placeline: MONTREAL.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

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