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Richard Bain, election night shooting defendant, denied bail

12/19/2014 11:08 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 05:59 EST
Richard Bain, the man accused of killing one and injuring another at Montreal's Metropolis venue where the Parti Québécois was headquartered on Quebec election night 2012, has been denied bail.

Bain will also face a new prosecutor, Dennis Galiatsatos, when he stands trial in the new year on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

On Sept. 4, 2012, Bain allegedly shot two technical staff members working at Metropolis the night the PQ won the election.

Denis Blanchette was killed, and Dave Courage was seriously injured.

'Never' going back to Pinel, Bain says

Judge Guy Cournoyer explained in handing Bain his decision that he wasn't certain the defendant wouldn't be a threat if he were released.

Bain was emotionless as Cournoyer read his decision to keep him locked up before his trial.

After Cournoyer finished speaking, Bain said he would never go back to Pinel Institute, a Montreal psychiatric hospital.

He said the food there was good, but that he was forced to speak French and felt he had nothing to share with psychiatrists.

Cournoyer ordered Bain to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before his trial.

Bain has lost three defence lawyers in the lead-up to his trial. After his last lawyer left in September, Bain said he would represent himself. 

However, at his bail hearing on Friday Bain said he now wanted to be represented by a lawyer.

Pre-trial motions begin Jan. 19, 2015.

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