July 22, 2016 10:39 am
Updated: July 22, 2016 5:18 pm

Richard Henry Bain trial: ‘It’s obvious’ separatists have taken away English rights

WATCH ABOVE: Richard Henry Bain wasn’t a stranger to firearms and felt separatists were taking away English rights, according to testimony he provided during the cross-examination at his first-degree murder trial. Global's Tim Sargeant reports.

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Richard Henry Bain wasn’t a stranger to firearms, according to testimony he provided the Crown during the cross-examination at his first-degree murder trial.

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When questioned on the stand by prosecutor Dennis Galiatsatos, Bain responded with few words.

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When asked if he considered then-premier-designate Pauline Marois, who was celebrating a Parti Québécois (PQ) victory, a problem, Bain responded “not for me.”

He admitted he felt remorse about the death of lighting technician Denis Blanchette, but continued to insist he has no recollection of events leading up to the election-night shooting.

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Bain insisted his “vision” for Montreal – to separate from the province of Quebec – came to him during incarceration.

The 65-year-old has pleaded not guilty to all six charges, including three of attempted murder and two that are arson-related.

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

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