The man charged in Quebec’s election-night shooting in 2012 is expected to stand trial in January, 2015.
It is still unclear whether Richard Henry Bain will have a lawyer when the trial does get going.
Bain is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder after an attack at a Montreal club in September 2012 as Premier Pauline Marois celebrated her Parti Québécois’s election victory.
Bain wants to be defended by a lawyer who would be paid by the state. He has been ruled ineligible for legal aid and has tried to represent himself.
Quebec Superior Court Justice Marc David said today he will soon name a trial judge who will rule on the lawyer issue.
The next legal proceedings are scheduled for Feb. 5.
Crown prosecutor Eliane Perreault is expected to call 42 trial witnesses and says she should be able to present her evidence over a 10-week period.
Lighting technician Denis Blanchette was killed and colleague David Courage was wounded as they stood near a doorway to the downtown Metropolis nightclub where Marois was giving her victory speech.