Bain fit to stand trial

Posted By: Canadian Press · 1/28/2013 4:19:00 PM

A man charged in the election-night shooting has been declared mentally fit to stand trial.

A judge ruled today that Richard Henry Bain will face criminal charges.

The question of whether Bain would face a trial has loomed large since the Sept. 4 shooting, with his fitness hearing being delayed several times.

The fishing-lodge owner faces 16 charges, including first-degree murder, related to the attack at the Metropolis club where the
Parti Quebecois was celebrating its election victory last September. 

A stagehand was shot dead and another was wounded by a single bullet.

Premier Pauline Marois, who was giving a victory speech inside the theatre, has said she believes she was the target of a political assassination attempt.

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