'Relaxed' Bain didn't expect arrest

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''.

Bain made the comment to Robert Clark on the way to the CIB office, four days after the shooting of his parents Robin and Margaret and three siblings, Arawa, Laniet and Stephen.

Mr Clark told Justice Graham Panckhurst and a Christchurch High Court jury today Bain had been quite relaxed about going to the CIB that morning. He agreed his nephew obviously had no idea he was about to be arrested.

The witness recalled Bain being visibly upset in the interview room later because the police had told him Laniet was a prostitute.

Mr Clark also agreed with defence counsel Michael Reed QC David had wanted to wear the ''famous jersey'' to the funerals of his family.

His mother had knitted the the jersey to his design and it had been ''his choice'' for the funerals.

Jan Clark, wife of Robert, aslo gave evidence this morning and defence counsel Michael Reed QC asked her about what he called ''the famous jersey''.

She confirmed it was knitted by Margaret.

Mrs Clark said her sister told her David had asked her to create it for him, that he had an idea and had designed the jersey.

Margaret told her it was ''the most difficult jersey she'd ever knitted as she didn't have a pattern, just an idea'', the witness said.

And she said Margaret knitted ''all the time''.

Today is the start of the eighth week of Bain's retrial for the June 1994 murders.

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