David Bain

Bain reveals his side of the story

Bain reveals his side of the story

David Bain was interviewed by Justice Ian Binnie in July this year for a report, commissioned by the New Zealand Government, to determine whether Mr Bain deserved compensation following his acquittal in 2009 of murdering his family. Some of Mr Bain's answers relate to issues and events he has not previously spoken of publicly. Here are edited parts of the transcript from their interview.

For and against: Bain's claim for compensation

The release of reports this week about David Bain's claim for compensation has laid bare arguments for and against. The former Dunedin man was convicted in 1995 of murdering his family and spent 13 years in jail before being acquitted in a 2009 retrial. Former Canadian judge Justice Ian Binnie, commissioned by the New Zealand Government to determine whether Mr Bain deserved compensation, found in the claimant's favour. But his 187-page report has been criticised by New Zealand lawyer Robert Fisher QC, who was asked by the Government to peer-review it. Below is a summary of both cases.

Collins to release Bain report today

Collins to release Bain report today

Justice Minister Judith Collins says she will release David Bain's controversial compensation claim report after lunch today.

The Bain case continues

The Bain case continues

The tangled decision on whether David Bain should receive compensation for the time he spent in prison is set to play out into next year, with no guarantee it will end there.

Bain payout favoured by judge?

Bain payout favoured by judge?

Former Canadian judge Justice Ian Binnie revealed last night he identified the failure of the Crown to preserve evidence in the David Bain murder investigation as one of the ''extraordinary circumstances'' the Cabinet should take into account in considering Mr Bain's compensation claim.

Bain's quest for report

Bain's quest for report

David Bain is asking the Ombudsman to intervene in his claim for compensation to direct that Justice Minister Judith Collins release the confidential report by former Canadian judge Ian Binnie to him.

Concerns over Bain compensation claim

Concerns over Bain compensation claim

The Justice Minister has concerns about the report she received three months ago dealing with David Bain's compensation claim.

$400,000 spent on Bain compo judge

$400,000 spent on Bain compo judge

The Government has so far paid $400,000 to employ a Canadian judge to evaluate whether David Bain should receive compensation, Radio New Zealand reports.

Bain compensation call no surprise: Karam

Bain compensation call no surprise: Karam

Long-time David Bain supporter Joe Karam says he's not surprised by a judge's recommendation that Mr Bain receives Government compensation for being wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his parents, brother and two sisters.

Payout for Bain urged

Payout for Bain urged

A confidential report on former Dunedin man David Bain's claim for wrongful imprisonment concludes he is innocent of murdering his parents, brother and two sisters and recommends the Government pay him compensation.

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