The Bain case was once clear and simple and the original jury had no difficulty in reaching their decision. Since then it has been muddied and obfuscated by a persistent and determined campaign to declare the original investigation a shambles and to paint Robin Bain as something that he was very unlikely to be. The simple plain truth of the case can be rediscovered by looking at the evidence in an impartial and balanced manner:

Bain Murders

Facts and Evidence

Latest News on the Bain Case

  • 27 Nov, 2014
    Professor Andrew Geddis says [I think Fishers core criticism of Binnies approach to the physical evidence is right. Otago University Law School Dean Mark Henaghan [ ]
  • 11 Oct, 2013
    In a recent interview for TVNZ, in relation to the recent allegations of residue marks on Robin's thumb, his brother, Michael was interviewed and continues to maintain his support for Robin's innocence in the face of allegations made by the Bain defence.  Michael Bain considers his brother to be a man of integrity and refuses to comment on the motivation of the Bain defence, and specifically...
  • 04 Sep, 2013
    David Bain is appealing, through his lawyers, for access to the documents previously disallowed by Justice Keane.  The Appeal will be lodged in a number of weeks, further postponing the judicial review process and any consequent decision on compensation.
  • 30 Aug, 2013
    The Herald is reporting that Alec Dempster says there were no cuts or marks on Robin's hands: "No cuts or marks were noted on Robin Bain's hands following his death because there were no cuts or marks, says the Dunedin pathologist who examined his body."
  • 29 Aug, 2013
    Judge Kean rejected the application for discovery of some 250 documents which the applicants, David Bain and Joe Karam wanted to have access to for their judicial review into Judith Collin's decision regarding Justice Binnie's report on David Bain's compensation.  In so doing he cited Lord Bingham with the following at paragraph [149]:
  • 21 Aug, 2013
    David Bain's judicial review in respect of the Binnie report has so far failed to produce any postive result of for the petitioner.  The court has found in favour of Judith Collins.  See TV3 News, Yahoo News, DomPost,
  • 13 Aug, 2013
    The police, in the company of Mr Karam, will endeavour to test the rifle used in the Bain murders.  The police are undertaking this exercise in response to the 3rd degree documentary that was screened in June.
  • 07 Aug, 2013
    Police, in the presence of Joe Karam and other stakeholders will carry out tests on David Bain's gun in light of the recent claims regarding parallel lines on Robin Bain's thumb in a photo taken at the crime scene which was the subject of a documentary in June on 3rd Degree called Smoking Gun.
  • 07 Aug, 2013
    David Bain's legal team misunderstands the Justice Minister's role in awarding compensation and have used court proceedings to make groundless accusations, government lawyers say. The Bain team are attempting to challenge the decisions that Collins made in response to Justice Binnie's report on the Bain case but the Minister and cabinet have considerable discretion in making the compensation...
  • 06 Aug, 2013
    The judicial review undertaken by the Bain defence against the Minister of Justice's decisions regarding the Binnie report is happening today in the High Court in Auckland.
  • 30 Jul, 2013
    The judicial review of the Minister of Justice's behaviour in relation to Binnie's report has been postponed until next Tuesday. David Bain was to head to the High Court in Auckland tomorrow seeking a judicial review into the way Justice Minister Judith Collins handled a report into his case for compensation last year.      
  • 13 Jul, 2013
    A blogger who also happens to be a gun enthusiast and a professional photographer has demonstrated how easy it is to replicate the marks on Robin's hand.  In his demonstration he shows that the marks could easily be wrinkles or cuts, and the idea that they are gun residue is unsafe.  It is also rather hard to load the magazine by using the thumb on the angle which the marks are seen....


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