Bain proceedings postponed again
Legal proceedings for Richard Henry Bain were postponed again today, nearly a year to the day of the deadly shooting at the PQ's election night headquarters at the Metropolis, and once again, Bain's antics were front and center at the Montreal courthouse.
Bain had to be dragged out of the prisoner's box by security constables, as he was ranting and yelling that he wanted to start his trial now.
He's charged with first-degree murder in the shooting that took the life of Denis Blanchette, a technician who was working at the Metropolis that night.
Judge Marc David lost patience with Bain's frequent interruptions, telling him he had until Nov. 4 to find himself a lawyer before he set a trial date.
Bain seems intent on representing himself — he insists he can't afford a lawyer, or get legal aid, but nonetheless, the Crown says he has eight weeks' worth of witnesses he plans on bringing forward once the case does go to trial.
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