This item was omitted from the retrial.
Ms Koch a friend of Davids sister Arawa was a witness in the retrial, but her testimony in relation to this was suppressed, however a week after the trial Ms Koch told the TVNZ Sunday program that a conversation with Arawa Bain happened in the Every St home a few months before the family were found dead.
"She [Arawa] said that David told her to come into the house from the rear entrance and not to come near his room close to the front door of the Bain house. Arawa also said there were family secrets and that the family was scared because David had been intimidating them with the 22 rifle," said Ms Koch.
This testimony can be seen here