Thursday, March 7, 2013

David Bain: New Zealand. Scientist Dr. Anna Sandiford slams New Zealand government for failing to accept Canadian Justice Ian Binnie's conclusion that compensation is warranted; (Sandiford told the New Zealand Herald she didn't see any scientific evidence that suggested David Bain.)

STORY: "Help for wrongly convicted: Scientist wants to beat system that can jail innocent people," by reporter Russell Blackstock, published in the New Zealand Herald  on February 3, 2013.

GIST:  Dr Anna Sandiford is baffled at the Government dragging its heels over David Bain's compensation application. Justice Minister Judith Collins said this week a decision could be delayed because of legal action Bain was taking against her decisions. Collins rejected retired Canadian Supreme Court Justice Ian Binnie's recommendation for compensation as flawed with serious errors. Sandiford gave expert evidence at Bain's retrial in 2009. She concluded he could not have made sock prints left at the scene . "The politicians wanted an independent person with no knowledge of the case to come in and look at it with fresh, unbiased eyes. Binnie did that, they didn't like it," she said. "Why even bother if you are not going to take on board what is said?" Sandiford said she believed David Bain's father Robin, also found dead from gunshot wounds at the Dunedin house in 1995, was far more likely to have been the killer. "I didn't see any scientific evidence that suggested David Bain.""

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