The Bain retrial was moved to Christchurch because of the risk a jury comprised of Dunedin people would be prejudiced or sympathetic towards the victims, the trial judge's decision on the matter reveals.
Coroners are in talks today about whether inquests in to the deaths of the Bain family in Dunedin in 1994 should go ahead.
No decision can be made about a possible coroner's inquest into the Bain killings until further consultation takes place.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the David Bain murder retrial was the contrast in court coverage from the original trial, 14 years ago.
Claims the Crown in the David Bain retrial offered the defence a plea bargain are incorrect, the chief defence lawyer says.
David Bain told school friends he could rape a woman and use his paper round as an alibi, according to Crown evidence never heard by the jury.
A segment of a tape of David Bain's 111 call was not played to the jury at his murder retrial because it contained what the Crown alleged could be interpreted as a confession.
David Bain's tortuous 14-year fight for freedom "borders on a tragedy", former defence lawyer Michael Guest, of Dunedin, says.
David Bain will not be eligible for compensation under current Cabinet rules, says University of Otago Faculty of Law dean Prof Henaghan.
David Bain says he still loves his father, but has stopped short of saying he forgives him for the murder of his immediate family.
Any application for compensation from David Bain would probably be referred to a senior lawyer to consider its merits, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.
David Bain has waited 15 years but today victory wasn't a long time coming -- it took the jury less than six hours' deliberation to acquit him of the murder of his family.
Prospective witness in the David Bain retrial Dean Cottle was well aware he was being subpoenaed and had driven away to avoid it, despite his comments to the contrary, says the private investigator who went to serve him with papers.
Following his acquittal on murder charges last week, David Bain technically inherits everything from his late parents' estates - but whether that will happen remains unclear.
More support should be offered for juries dealing with lengthy murder trials involving graphic crime-sc
Possible coroner's inquests into the Bain killings and the question of compensation for David Bain mean there may be more chapters to come in this "utterly absorbing" case, University of Otago Faculty of Law dean Prof Mark Henaghan says.
A proposed independent authority to examine miscarriages of justice is "worthy of serious consideration", University of Otago Faculty of Law Prof Mark Henaghan says.
David Bain's longtime supporter and now protector, Joe Karam, was shielding his friend from the media yesterday and would not allow interviews.
In Christchurch yesterday at 4.45pm, every conceivable cranny of High Court 1 was crammed with people holding their collective breaths waiting for the bomb to drop.
David Bain was convicted of murdering five members of his family in 1995, yesterday he was found not guilty. Debbie Porteous reports on what has been described by defence lawyer Michael Reed QC as the "most extraordinary case in New Zealand legal history".