Latest News on the Bain Case

  • 21 Nov, 2015
    It has been eight months since Justice Callinan began working on the balance of probabilities report for David Bain, and there is no news.  Nor has there been any media releases or complaints from Joe Karam, David Bain's ardent supporter, or any documentaries purporting to show old evidence in a new light, such as the 3rd Degree programme of 2013.
  • 21 Mar, 2015
    A new judge has been appointed by the government to determine whether or not David Bain is innocent on the balance of probabilities.  It is Ian Callinan, a retired judge of the Australian High Court.  First he has to show that David Bain has shown he is innocent on the balance of probabilities and after that, innocent beyond reasonable doubt. Read about it in the Herald here.
  • 16 Mar, 2015
    Justice For Robin Bain supporters report being elated with attempts by David Bain to have sales of a new book removed from bookstores. See the report on stuff, and Slater has weighed in too.
  • 28 Feb, 2015
    A new book has been written on the Bain killings, the title is The Bain Killings Whodunnit, the author is Michael Sharp. There are chapters on the glasses , the luminol sockprints, the blood on David's clothes, the Binnie /Bain interview, the Binnie report, etc.,etc. If you would like a copy please use the contact form on this site to request a copy.  
  • 23 Feb, 2015
    John Key, on Newstalk ZB, has stated that the Bain team have to prove that Robin committed the murders in order to become eligible for compensation.  The compensation bid has already cost a similar amount to any reasonable compensation handout but as Key says, this is not about the money but doing the right thing.
  • 21 Feb, 2015
    The public forum is open again here at counterspin.  It has been 18 months since the defamation trial and almost 12 months since the verdict.  Counterspin is still open, and we are entitled to counter the spin that has been spun about Robin Bain being a murderous, decrepit, unbalanced, depressive maniac.  The compensation has not been decided and the petition is still in progress....
  • 20 Feb, 2015
    Joe Karam, David Bain's chief supporter has come out against the idea of rejecting Justice Binnie's report of 2012.  He denies that he is comfortable with the decision and likens it to " when someone holds a gun to your head and and says 'do this' - well, you're comfortable to do it 'cos you'll get shot if you don't."
  • 20 Feb, 2015
    Martin Van Beynen, of the Christchurch Press who attended the fuill retrial in 2009 and wrote an epic opinion piece on the trial and his verdict that David Bain has guilty, has echoed calls from counterspin and Justice for Robin Bain members that the new judge or inquirer not make the same mistakes as Justice Binnie.
  • 19 Feb, 2015
    Cabinet has released the results of their discussion on the Bain Compensation, and have decided to get a new inquirer to provide them with third party advice on David Bain's culpability in the Bain Murders. As emphasised in the cabinet rulings, cabinet does not have to pay compensation to David Bain and the advice of the inquirer is advice only and not binding in any way. Attached are cabinet...
  • 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 [http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/jud...-video-5292419 ]