Wednesday, March 6, 2013

David Bain: MSN New Zealand: Poll; More than half of voters believe he should be compesated for 13 years in prison - but not all of them are sure he is innocent.

STORY: "Support for Bain compos despite doubt," published by MSN on February 21, 2013.

GIST:  "More than half of voters believe David Bain should get compensation for his 13 years in prison - but not all of them are sure he's innocent. In a Fairfax Media-Ipsos political poll, released on Thursday, 60 per cent of the 1000 respondents said the government should pay Mr Bain compensation, while 32 per cent disagree, and eight per cent are unsure. However, only 40 per cent believe he was wrongly imprisoned for the 1994 murder of five family members, while 29 per cent said he should not receive any funds and 31 per cent are unsure. Of those who believe he was wrongly convicted, 91 per cent believe he should be compensated. In December, 74 per cent of 500 respondents in a Herald-DigiPoll said Mr Bain should receive compensation, while 20 per cent disagreed. Mr Bain was convicted in 1995 of murdering his parents and three siblings, but after the Privy Council quashed his conviction, he was acquitted at a 2009 retrial......... The government is yet to decide its next steps for assessing the compensation claim. It is not obliged to pay compensation but Mr Bain could receive about $2 million based on a formula previously used."
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