September 19, 2014
Accused Quebec election shooter to be evaluated.
MONTREAL (AP) - The suspect in a deadly shooting at a rally following the election of Quebec's new separatist premier is being sent for a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he's fit to stand trial.
Richard Henry Bain appeared briefly in in court on Friday, launching into a lengthy diatribe about being sent on a mission by Jesus Christ to rid Quebec of the separatist problem. After the comments, a judge agreed an assessment was necessary.
Bain's legal-aid attorney told reporters it has been impossible to prepare a defense for him. The fishing-lodge owner faces 16 charges, including first-degree murder stemming from the September shooting where a stagehand was killed and another wounded.
Premier Pauline Marois told a television show earlier this week she believes she may have been an assassination target.
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