Friday, September 21, 2012

David Bain: New Zealand Herald reports that Canadian Judge reviewing the case has found him innocent and compensable; Evidence planted?

STORY: "Bain innocent and deserves payout, judge tells cabinet," by reporter Audrey Young, published by the New Zealand Herald on September 10, 2012.

GIST: "Last week, Justice Minister Judith Collins said she had received the report of retired Canadian Supreme Court judge Ian Binnie and would meet him about it soon. She said she would not release his report until the Cabinet decided whether to pay compensation But the Herald has learned Justice Binnie believes that on the balance of probabilities, Mr Bain is innocent. The judge came to New Zealand in July to interview Mr Bain and other people, including the police, whom the defence accused of planting a spectacle lens, a key piece of evidence in the prosecution case. Mr Bain was convicted of murdering his parents, Margaret 50, and Robin 58, and his siblings, Arawa, 19, Laniet, 18, and Stephen, 14, in June 1994 by shooting them with a .22 rifle."

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