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Richard Henry Bain trial: claims anti-depressants fuelled actions during election-night shooting

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WATCH ABOVE: Richard Henry Bain, accused in Quebec's 2012 election-night shooting, said his memory only returned to him during a second interrogation by investigators. Global's Tim Sargeant reports – Jul 19, 2016

Richard Henry Bain, the man accused in Quebec’s 2012 election-night shooting, said his memory only returned to him during a second interrogation by investigators.

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Bain is back on the stand for a second day at his first-degree murder trial.

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His lawyer is arguing his client is not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder.

Bain said he doesn’t remember the events of the night when one man was killed and another injured outside a Montreal nightclub as then-Premier-elect Pauline Marois was inside, celebrating the Parti Québécois (PQ) election victory.

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The jury is watching video recordings of his police interrogation.

Bain said he doesn’t remember much of the first attempt at questioning, where he seemed confused and complains of a headache.

Much of Bain’s testimony centred on the use of an anti-depressant he suggested fuelled his actions — and the fact he took as many as nine pills the day of the shooting.

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He can be seen with his head down, mumbling incoherently or ignoring a detective’s questions until ambulance technicians arrive to check on him.

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Bain has pleaded not guilty to six charges, including first-degree murder in the death of lighting technician Denis Blanchette.

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The 65-year-old also faces three charges of attempted murder and two fire-related counts.

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Bain denied allegations the PQ victory that evening and his inability to vote earlier in the day due to a number of bureaucratic snafus played any part in what happened.

The Crown submitted hundreds of photos as evidence as part of a plan to prove Richard Henry Bain knew what he was doing the night of the election shooting. The trial is in its second day, Friday, June 10, 2016. Tim Sargeant/Global News
The Crown submitted hundreds of photos as evidence as part of a plan to prove Richard Henry Bain knew what he was doing the night of the election shooting. The trial is in its second day, Friday, June 10, 2016. Tim Sargeant/Global News
The Crown submitted hundreds of photos as evidence as part of a plan to prove Richard Henry Bain knew what he was doing the night of the election shooting. The trial is in its second day, Friday, June 10, 2016. Tim Sargeant/Global News
The Crown submitted hundreds of photos as evidence as part of a plan to prove Richard Henry Bain knew what he was doing the night of the election shooting. The trial is in its second day, Friday, June 10, 2016. Tim Sargeant/Global News
The Crown submitted hundreds of photos as evidence as part of a plan to prove Richard Henry Bain knew what he was doing the night of the election shooting. The trial is in its second day, Friday, June 10, 2016. Tim Sargeant/Global News
A photo of a gun released as evidence at the Richard Henry Bain trial in Montreal is shown in a court exhibit photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

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