Suspect in Quebec election shooting peppers judge with laundry list of questions, requests

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MONTREAL — The man charged in Quebec’s election-night shooting whistled as he entered a courtroom on Friday with four paper bags full of papers and evidence and a lengthy list of requests and questions.

Evidence on the second day of Richard Henry Bain’s preliminary hearing remained subject to a publication ban that was granted after a request by the Crown.

Bain is facing 16 charges, including first-degree murder in the death of stagehand Denis Blanchette as Premier Pauline Marois delivered her election victory speech.

A judge began hearing evidence this week to determine whether there is sufficient cause to send Bain, 62, to trial.

That evidence is subject to a temporary publication ban requested by the Crown.

The ban is being contested by some media and Bain himself. The judge will render a decision on the matter next week.

Bain was in an inquisitive mood Friday, asking Quebec court Judge…

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