Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Seven Jurors Chosen at Trial of Man Charged in Quebec 2012 Election Shooting

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Seven Jurors Chosen at Trial of Man Charged in Quebec 2012 Election Shooting

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7 jurors chosen Monday in Quebec election shooting case

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MONTREAL - Seven people -- five women and two men -- were chosen Monday on the first day of jury selection at the murder trial of the man accused in the deadly 2012 shooting at Parti Quebecois election headquarters.

Fourteen people will be picked to hear testimony, although only 12 will end up deliberating Richard Henry Bain's fate.

Bain, 65, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of lighting technician Denis Blanchette outside a nightclub on Sept. 4, 2012, as then-PQ leader Pauline Marois was toasting her party's election win.

Bain also faces various charges of attempted murder as well as fire-related counts. He entered new pleas of not guilty on Monday. …

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