Marks on Robin Bain's right hand could have been made by a teenager's teeth, a retired oral and forensic dentistry specialist told the David Bain retrial jury yesterday.
Although the left temple was "the least-favoured site" - apart from the abdomen - for gunshot suicide, the bullet wound to the left side of right-handed Robin Bain's head was "perfectly compatible with self-infliction", an Australian pathologist said yesterday.
A second pathologist called by the defence in the David Bain retrial has told the jury Robin Bain's head wound was consistent with suicide.
Seven months before her death, Laniet Bain told a Dunedin doctor it was going to be difficult to abstain from sex for four days as the doctor had advised her to do, the David Bain murder retrial jury heard yesterday.
A British fingerprint consultant called by the defence said he was unaware the defence in David Bain's trial was that Bain's fingerprints on the murder weapon were in animal blood and had been put there "years before".
The pathologist who carried out post mortems on Lady Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed in 1997 says the rifle which shot Robin Bain was touching or very close to his head.
An independent fingerprint consultant does not believe David Bain's fingerprints on his rifle were made with blood on his fingers.
An independent specialist in DNA and blood-spatter patterns has told the High Court at Christchurch the direction of blood staining on Robin Bain's trackpants was consistent with Mr Bain shooting himself while standing, with his right foot on a chair.
David Bain's fingerprints on the rifle used in the 1994 shooting of his family were not in blood, a British forensic fingerprint specialist with 30 years' experience told the Bain murder retrial jury yesterday.
The High Court jury at Christchurch hearing David Bain's retrial for the 1994 murders of his family had yesterday afternoon off because no more defence witnesses were available.
A British pathologist who examined the bodies of Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed in 1997 says the rifle used to shoot Robin Bain was either touching or very close to his head.
David Bain's foot was too big to have made the bloody sock-prints found in the Bain family home on the morning five of the family were shot, the Bain retrial was told yesterday.
Taieri Beach School principal Robin Bain signed an application for stress leave from his teaching job about two months before he and four of his family were shot, the David Bain murder retrial jury heard yesterday.
An overseas ballistics expert has had to revise his figures on the distance the end of a rifle would have been from the head of the man the defence says was the killer of the Bain family.
A stress leave application signed by Robin Bain was found by a former Taieri Beach School trustee in 2000, the Bain retrial jury heard today.
The Taieri Beach School was a complete shambles at the time of Robin Bain's death in June, 1994, school principals who knew Robin at the time have told the High Court in Christchurch.
Police told extended Bain family members that they were out to get David Bain, the High Court at Christchurch was told today.
A British firearms expert has told the Bain retrial jury today laboratory tests using the Bain murder weapon and a model showed a person could quite easily shoot himself with the rifle.
An overseas ballistics specialist has shown a High Court jury in Christchurch how Robin Bain could easily have shot himself with the Winchester .22 rifle used in the Bain family shootings in 1994.
About 10 days before five members of the Bain family were shot in their Dunedin home, Taieri Beach School principal Robin Bain asked for a final reading of the school house meter.