Accused PQ shooter says he's ready to stand trial

Richard Henry Bain. (PIERRE-PAUL POULIN/QMI Agency)

Richard Henry Bain. (PIERRE-PAUL POULIN/QMI Agency)

Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:51 PM ET

MONTREAL — Richard Henry Bain, accused of murdering a man outside the PQ's victory party on Quebec's election night, told court Friday he is ready and capable to stand trial despite the fact his psychiatric evaluation was inconclusive.

Bain, 62, is charged with murdering a stage technician outside Montreal's Metropolis club on Sept. 4, as Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois was inside giving her victory speech.

Bain's lawyer, Elfriede Duclervil, told the court Friday that her client refused to discuss the case with the psychiatrist tasked with determining his ability to stand trial. The psychiatric report could therefore not be completed.

Duclervil told the court the report suggested Bain's refusal to co-operate is either because of an underlying psychiatric disorder or simply "rigid" behaviour.


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