An ESR forensic scientist who found no blood on Robin Bain's shoes when he tested them in 1997 said he was not surprised more recent tests by a defence expert had identified Mr Bain's DNA in a stain said to be blood.
An ESR forensic scientist who found no blood on Robin Bain's shoes when he tested them in 1997, said today he was not surprised more recent tests by a defence expert had identified Mr Bain's DNA on one of the shoes.
Two days after the killing of his family, David Bain told one of his aunts he hated his father, describing him as "sneaky" and saying he listened to conversations that "had nothing to do with him".
When David Bain's uncle visited him in Dunedin Prison a week after five of the family had been shot, he asked his nephew if he had done it.
Two female friends of David Bain yesterday described how they heard him wailing in anguish during a walk along St Clair Beach two days after five of his family were shot dead.
A prison officer has told the High Court in Christchurch he saw scratch marks and bruising on David Bain's upper body when Bain was strip searched at the old Dunedin prison in 1994.
Murder accused David Bain agreed the Every St house where five of his family were shot on June 20, 1994, should be burned down.
An Opera Live friend of David Bain has told the High Court in Christchurch the fact there were ''strange dynamics'' within the Bain family was well known among opera and musical groups in Dunedin.
A former girlfriend of David Bain has told a Christchurch High Court jury about an incident at a concert nine days before Bain's parents and siblings were shot.
The jury hearing David Bain's retrial on five charges of murder had yesterday free because of extended legal argument about issues in the case in the High Court at Christchurch.
An ESR ballistics specialist has backed the view of three Crown pathologists that Robin Bain did not commit suicide on June 20, 1994 when he and four of his family were killed in their Dunedin home.
It would be ''simply impossible'' for Robin Bain to have committed suicide because of the range at which he suffered a fatal gunshot wound, the Christchurch High Court has been told.
The possibility Robin Bain's body was moved after he was shot was raised by a Crown pathology witness yesterday at the hearing of David Bain's retrial for the murders of his family.
An experienced forensic pathologist called by the Crown at the Bain murder retrial has maintained his view the shot that killed Robin Bain in 1994 was an intermediate wound.
A retired Belfast-trained forensic pathologist involved in almost 10,000 postmortem examinations, about 800 of them in gunshot cases, yesterday said there was "no chance" Laniet Bain would have survived a bullet wound to the top of her head.
A Wellington forensic pathologist believes the bullet that killed Robin Bain early on June 20, 1994, was fired from a distance of up to 20cm from Mr Bain, the High Court in Christchurch heard on Thursday.
The pathologist who carried out the postmortem on Princess Diana after she was killed in a car crash 12 years ago is to be a defence witness in the David Bain murder trial in Christchurch.
Whoever killed Laniet Bain pushed the rifle firmly down on top of her head before firing, a Wellington forensic pathologist with 30 years' experience told the Bain murder trial in Christchurch today.
A pathologist who on Tuesday told the High Court in Christchurch he thought it "unlikely" 58-year-old Robin Bain committed suicide, agreed under cross-examination yesterday it was possible.
The pathologist who did the post-mortem examination of Princess Diana after she was killed in a car crash 12 years ago is to be called as a defence witness in David Bain's retrial for the murder of five of his family.