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.
There was "not the slightest shred of forensic evidence" linking Robin Bain to the murders at the family's Every St home on June 20, 1994, the Christchurch jury hearing David Bain's retrial was told yesterday.
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.
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.
New inquests will not be held into the deaths of the Bain family in Dunedin in 1994 unless someone requests them and the solicitor-general or the High Court grants that request, it was announced yesterday.
With one arm wrapped around the shoulder of his great supporter Joe Karam, David Bain fought back tears outside the High Court at Christchurch today.
A neighbour of the Bain family at the time of the shooting has described a rift in the family over a lack of money to repair the house.
Video footage of the Bain family home in Dunedin on June 20, 1994, brought a hush to the High Court at Christchurch yesterday as jurors saw the stark reality of the scene confronting police that morning.
A bullseye target with what appeared to be bullet holes was found by police in a van used by Robin Bain, a court has heard.
Forensic consultant Peter Cropp has today agreed blood staining on one of David Bain's white sports socks could have been caused by contact with blood on the floor rather than by airborne blood.
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.
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.
When David Bain saw the Otago Daily Times two days after his family's murder he became very upset, clenched his fists, tensed up and spoke in a slow deliberate way, his mother's younger sister said today.
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.
An independent fingerprint consultant does not believe David Bain's fingerprints on his rifle were made with blood on his fingers.
Forensic evidence in the trial of 37-year-old David Bain gave a firm picture that Bain, not his father, killed his family, the High Court at Christchurch heard yesterday.
A victory for David Bain yes, and his legal team led by Michael Reed, but the not guilty verdicts today were a triumph and vindication too for Joe Karam.
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.
David Bain will not have to pay back legal aid with his earnings from interviews or any other money he might come into.