Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois is removed from the stage by police as she as she declares victory to supporters in Montreal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 following her election win. Police were not immediately able to provide details but party organizers informed the crowd that there had been an explosive noise and they needed to clear the auditorium. Police say one man was arrested and two people were injured. (AP Photo/Graham Hughes, The Canadian Press)
MONTREAL (AP) -- The suspect in a deadly shooting at a rally following the election of Quebec's new separatist premier has been arraigned on 16 charges, including murder, attempted murder and possession of explosives.
Richard Henry Bain, 62, of La Conception, Quebec, made his first appearance in court behind protective glass Thursday after being accused of opening fire at a midnight victory rally Tuesday for Quebec's new premier, Pauline Marois of the separatist Parti Quebecois. Prosecutors say that after firing his gun, he used a flare to light a fire.
Bain, wearing a white T-shirt, appeared calm and alert. He was represented by a legal aid lawyer who he spoke with briefly. Bain is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 11.