Richard Henry Bain trial: Jurors hear of accused’s political ‘vision’ for Montreal

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MONTREAL – A radio journalist has told the jury in the Richard Henry Bain first-degree murder trial she believed the accused had an agenda when he called her station in 2012.

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Trudie Mason said Thursday Bain called CJAD several days after the election night shooting from his jail cell and told her he had a political vision for Montreal to separate from Quebec.

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Bain, 65, is on trial for allegedly murdering a lighting technician outside the venue where premier-designate Pauline Marois was giving her victory speech.

The audio of Mason’s 38-minute interview with Bain was played for the 14 jurors during what the Crown prosecutor said will be his last day presenting evidence.

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Bain tells Mason in the audio recording his vision, which he said was sent to him by God, was for the City of Montreal to become its own province in order for the English and French to live in harmony.

Crown prosecutor Dennis Galiatsatos also played a recording of another interview Bain did from jail with a francophone TV host a few months after the shooting.

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