Supreme Court won't hear appeal of sentence in Quebec election shooting

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The Supreme Court of Canada won't hear Richard Henry Bain's appeal of his sentence for shooting a man on election night in Quebec seven years ago.

Bain was convicted of killing lighting technician Denis Blanchette outside a Parti Quebecois rally on Sept. 4, 2012, as premier-designate Pauline Marois delivered a victory speech inside.

In 2016, Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer sentenced Bain to life in prison without possibility for parole for 20 years after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder as well as three counts of attempted murder.

Bain's defence had argued unsuccessfully that he should be found not criminally responsible for the killing.

In March, a five-judge Quebec Court of Appeal panel dismissed Bain's request for parole eligibility after serving 10 years.

As usual, the Supreme Court gave no reasons for refusing to hear the case.