David Bain seemed zombie-like, emotionless - "probably in deep shock" - during discussions about funeral arrangements for his family, a retired Dunedin funeral director said yesterday.
Laniet Bain told a fellow prostitute she had been sexually abused by her father in Papua New Guinea and that the baby she had there was his.
Margaret Bain told a psychologist friend a year before she was murdered, that things at home were "terrible" and she would like to shoot her husband, the High Court at Christchurch heard yesterday.
Laniet Bain told a former Dunedin dairy owner her father was having sex with her.
Friends of murder accused David Bain have described him as a singer with "an amazing voice", someone who could have had an international career in opera - a potential Jonathan Lemalu.
A former Otago ERO reviewer yesterday described Robin Bain as "a walking cadaver" whose responses were "robotic" during an assessment of his school in September 1993.
Violent and disturbing stories written by Taieri Beach School pupils were published in the school newsletter distributed only four days before the school's principal was shot, the Bain retrial jury has heard.
Professional colleagues of Robin Bain have told the High Court at Christchurch about their concerns for him in the months before his death.
The end of the Crown case in the David Bain murder retrial is in sight, the High Court at Christchurch was told yesterday.
David Bain could not explain why his fingerprints were on the rifle used to kill his family, the officer who arrested Bain on June 24, 1994, has told the High Court at Christchurch.
A defence allegation that police tampered with the crime scene in Stephen Bain's bedroom was not supported by the photographic evidence, a police expert in forensic imaging said yesterday.
Although David Bain told police he saw only the bodies of his parents the morning five of his family were shot, he later told a Dunedin High Court jury he had remembered seeing the others.
Photographic expert Simon Schollum has given evidence the photographic evidence doesn't support the defence allegation of police tampering with the scene in Stephen Bain's bedroom.
Margaret Bain had become involved in "New Age things", believed in previous lives and thought she was related to Winston Churchill and the rulers of Egypt, a former family friend told the High Court at Christchurch yesterday.
If fingerprints he found on David Bain's rifle had been put there six months before the gun was used to shoot the Bain family on June 20, 1994, they would have been destroyed by the way the weapon was handled that day, police fingerprint expert Kim Jones told the High Court at Christchurch yesterday.
Less than four months after an unfavourable Education Review Office (ERO) report on the Taieri Beach School, 15 of the 16 areas had been brought up to compliance standard, the High Court at Christchurch heard yesterday.
A suggestion Margaret Bain was worried her husband was so depressed he might get a gun and shoot the whole family was not something she had ever heard, one of Margaret's sisters said yesterday.
David Bain wanted to walk alone at the funeral of his parents and siblings, wearing the brightly coloured jersey his mother, Margaret, had knitted for him.
On the morning he was arrested, David Bain told his uncle: ''I'll be glad when this is sorted out and I can live my life''.
DNA from Stephen Bain was found in blood taken from the socks, shorts and a T-shirt worn by David Bain the morning 14-year-old Stephen, his parents and sisters were shot, the High Court at Christchurch heard yesterday.