Another delay in case against accused PQ election-night shooter
Richard Henry Bain, the suspect in a Montreal shooting, is seen in a video on YouTube.
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, January 21, 2013 4:23PM EST
MONTREAL - There has been yet another delay in the case against the man charged with murder in Quebec's election-night shooting.
Richard Henry Bain was supposed to find out today whether he was mentally fit to stand trial -- but that decision has pushed back to next Monday in the latest postponement in the case.
This latest extension was granted when lawyers for the prosecution and defence asked to see notes from a psychiatric consultation during Bain's detention.
The notes were used as part of an evaluation, already presented to the court, which explores whether Bain is fit to stand trial.
Bain faces 16 charges, including first-degree murder, related to the attack at a downtown Montreal club where the Parti Quebecois was celebrating its election victory last September.
Premier Pauline Marois has said she believes she was the intended target of a political assassination attempt.