David Bain's quest for compensation may be ''back on the
table'' with confirmation a substantive hearing will be held
later this year.
David Bain has married Liz Davies at a ceremony outside
Police doubt marks seen on fingerprints of Robin Bain are the
result of him having loaded a gun before his death, but David
Bain supporter Joe Karam has rubbished their conclusion.
Fingerprint and firearms experts have rejected claims Robin
Bain had gunpowder marks on his fingers, police say.
No cuts or marks were noted on Robin Bain's hands following
his death because there were no cuts or marks, the Dunedin
pathologist who examined his body says.
David Bain's compensation bid is one of three before the
Justice Minister, who also has the power to intervene in the
dozen royal prerogative of mercy applications, including that
of Teina Pora, a criminologist says.
New tests will be carried out next week on the gun used in
the Bain family murders. The tests will by done by
police with David Bain supporter Joe Karam and forensic
David Bain does not know whether to laugh or cry about
so-called "new" evidence said to clear him of murdering his
family but which went unnoticed 19 years, supporter Joe Karam
The theory that Robin Bain's fingers were marked by a gun was
interesting but was not new evidence, Assistant Police
Commissioner Malcolm Burgess said.
Police have responded to new evidence that suggests Robin
Bain murdered his family, saying marks on a photograph "can
always be open to interpretation".
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