As the David Bain compensation battle rolls on, nearly 70% of voters in a ONE News/Colmar Brunton poll think he should be compensated. But it's likely to be some time before any decision is made by the latest judge reviewing the case. A claim for compensation first came in 2010, a year after Mr Bain was acquitted at re-trial for the 1994 murders of his family. The Government sought independent advice from a former Canadian judge, Justice Ian Binnie, who backed giving compensation. But then Justice Minster Judith Collins had that report peer reviewed by top lawyer Robert Fisher who advised Cabinet that Mr Binnie's report had errors and was not reliable......... The case has always drawn strong opinion and in the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll people were asked if they think David Bain should be paid compensation for the 13 years he spent in prison. Only 19% said no while 69% said yes and David Bain supporter Joe Karam says that is reflected in most official polls.
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