MONTREAL - A Quebec judge has refused to grant bail to a man who named his blog after Ecole polytechnique killer Marc Lepine and allegedly made threats against women.
Judge Claude Leblond says Jean-Claude Rochefort's online musings are troubling and a clear indication of the Quebec man's obsession with winning a war against feminists.
Rochefort is charged with one count of uttering threats against women in general after a police investigation into his blog named after Lepine, who killed 14 women and then himself in a 1989 rampage in Montreal.
Rochefort has pleaded not guilty and his lawyer has argued Rochefort didn't intend to act on his comments.
Leblond ruled today that Rochefort should remain in custody pending the outcome of his trial.
The controversial blog claims Lepine has evolved into a folk hero because his name resonates even today.
A police detective testified today that the blog is still online because the American host of the site wanted to see that charges have been filed before taking any action to delete it.