Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Survivor of PQ Election-Night Shooting Testifies at Richard Henry Bain Murder Trial

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Survivor of PQ Election-Night Shooting Testifies at Richard Henry Bain Murder Trial

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Shooting survivor testifies in Bain trial

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MONTREAL - One of the stagehands who survived the shooting outside the nightclub where the Parti Quebecois was celebrating its election victory in 2012 took the stand on Tuesday at the first-degree murder trial of Richard Henry Bain.

David Courage said he was standing outside at the back of the venue when he suddenly felt pain in his side.

The single bullet that killed lighting technician Denis Blanchette exited his body and hit Courage in the hip, seriously damaging his pelvis, backbone and other internal organs.

Courage became emotional when he was asked if he saw the shooter.

"No, but I see him now," he replied as he pointed at Bain.

Bain, 65, is on trial on one charge of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder and two fire-related charges.

Courage often looked at Bain during his testimony, once telling the accused, "Thank you, keep smiling. …

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