The Underdog

Much of the world has a strange yearning to see those with the lowest chance of winning come out on top. Cheering on the underdog is a particularly strong trait amongst many of the inhabitants of our small collection of islands, tucked away as they thankfully are at the far reaches of a volatile planet, and there is no shame in that. Where would we be as a nation if the little guy never got his chance to drink in the limelight on the international stage once in a while?

Down the Dunny

Paul Holmes's scathing review of Karam's Trial by Ambush confers upon the book nothing of merit, either in its fundamental purpose, or the way it is written.  His final conclusion:  "The book is unreadable", "cover to cover quickly quickly down the dunny".  Paul Little's opinion of the book is similar" "The sort of book that when you finish you go and plant a tree.

David had a Compelling Motive - and he told us about it!

Joe Karam made much airtime out of the lack of motive for David Bain, or more correctly, the Prosecution's inability to articulate a valid and compelling one.  We now have that missing link:

David Bain had the following possible motive to compel him to commit the murders. 

A combination of perceived betrayal (from his parents) and jealousy (of his siblings), and added to that a sense of loss of control.


The Bain Family Murders

The prosecution’s case in brief was that David Bain a 22 year old paper delivery boy got up in the early hours of Monday morning 20th June 1994, loaded his .22 calibre rifle and went around the house shooting his family. Firstly his sister Laniet then his mother Margaret then brother Stephen and another sister Arawa. The prosecution said David then washed clothes that he was wearing because he had got blood on them when his wounded brother Stephen fought back.