UK Justice Forum

Alleged Miscarriages of Justice => The Bain family killings occurred in Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1994. => Topic started by: John on May 15, 2017, 01:58:06 PM

Title: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on May 15, 2017, 01:58:06 PM
The Bain family group in happier times in the early 1990's
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 08:10:35 PM
Constable Kim Stephenson
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 08:14:28 PM
Rifle magazine discovered lying on its edge.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 09:10:01 PM
Survivor David Bain had several bruises on his head and other minor  injuries for which he was unable to account.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 09:13:00 PM
Blood stains were found throughout the house including on door jams.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 09:46:49 PM
Victim and youngest child Stephen Bain's (14) bedroom where he fought for his life with his killer. When Stephen's body was lifted police found the lens belonging David Bain's broken spectacles.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 09:53:05 PM
David Bain's broken spectacles were found on a chair in his bedroom (beside red helmet).
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 09:55:41 PM
PC Geoff Wylie giving evidence at the second trial in 2009.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 09:57:09 PM
Police hung out the clothes found in the washing machine to dry.  Included was the blood stained green jumper which police determined the killer wore.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 10:00:26 PM
The green curtains behind which police alleged David Bain waited before shooting his father.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 10:02:15 PM
The murder weapon.  A semi automatic .22 calibre Winchester rifle complete with silencer.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 10:04:35 PM
Four fingerprints identified as belonging to David Bain were found on the rifle.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 10:05:30 PM
When he returned home at weekends, Robin Bain slept in an old caravan parked at the rear of the property.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 10:14:35 PM
The Bain family home as you approached it from the front.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 10:16:17 PM
Plan showing the layout of the Bain house and where the victims were discovered.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 10:26:14 PM
David Bain's hands and knee photographed the day of the killings.

Below, the bloodied socks worn by David Bain on the day of the killings.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 10:28:42 PM
Map showing David Bain's paper delivery route.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 23, 2017, 10:38:20 PM
A speck of blood was found on Robin Bain's fingernail.  It was never tested forensically.
Title: Re: Photographs of interest in the Bain case.
Post by: John on August 24, 2017, 10:16:12 AM
The Bain family killings - An introduction to the case.

The Bain family murders were the deaths by gunshot of Robin and Margaret Bain and three of their four children Arawa, Laniet and Stephen in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 20 June 1994. The only suspects were David Cullen Bain, the oldest son and only survivor, and Robin Bain, the father.  David Bain, aged 22, was charged with five counts of murder. In May 1995 he was convicted on each of the five counts and sentenced to mandatory life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 16 years.

(http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6139.0;attach=10429;image)

Happier times!  The Bain family group photographed in the family home at Dunedin a few years before the killings.

Bain's case was taken up by businessman and former All Black Joe Karam. In 2007, Bain's legal team, guided by Karam, successfully appealed to the Privy Council, which declared there had been a 'substantial miscarriage of justice'.  He was released on bail in May 2007. The retrial in June 2009 ended with his acquittal on all charges.

Speculation about the case continued long after Bain was acquitted, including whether or not he should receive compensation for the years he spent in prison. Canadian jurist Ian Binnie was appointed in November 2011 to review the circumstances and advise the government on whether compensation should be paid. Binnie concluded that the Dunedin police made 'egregious errors' and that the 'extraordinary circumstances' in the case justified the payment of compensation. This report was rejected by the Minister of Justice, on advice from High Court Judge Robert Fisher.

In March 2015, the government appointed Ian Callinan, a retired justice of the High Court of Australia, to conduct a second review of Bain's compensation claim.  Callinan's Report, in which he concluded that Bain was not innocent on the balance of probabilities, was delivered to the Minister of Justice on 26 January 2016. The Minister announced that no compensation would be paid, but that Bain would be given an ex gratia payment of $925,000 if he agreed to stop all further legal action.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bain_family_murders