A computer expert giving evidence on what time he thinks the Bain family computer was turned on on the morning of June 20, 1994, has told the David Bain murder retrial that his findings involved a lot of "guesswork".
Bloodstained items from the Bain family's bathroom and laundry were produced in the High Court, Christchurch, today during the retrial of David Bain.
Laniet Bain had blood on the inside of both closed fists and three bullet wounds were found on her head, the retrial of her brother David Bain was told at the High Court in Christchurch today.
The exact location of bone fragments from Robin Bain was the subject of detailed cross-examination at the retrial of his son David Bain today.
Police officers have described the scenes in the bedrooms of Margaret and Arawa Bain after they and three others in their family were found dead on June 20, 1994.
The David Bain murder retrial resumed this morning after a day's break due to the illness of a jury member, Bain, now 36, is charged with the murder of five of his family members at their house in Dunedin, in 1994.
Jurors hearing the David Bain retrial were yesterday faced with more complex technical evidence about the calculations used to try to establish the time the Bain family computer was switched on the morning five of the family were shot.
At the end of 10 days of David Bain's retrial for the 1994 murders of his family, evidence has been completed from 40 of the Crown's 150 witnesses.
David Bain's mother, Margaret, did not die immediately from the single gunshot wound above her left eye, but survived long enough to inhale blood into her lungs, a Christchurch High Court jury was told yesterday.
Police told a High Court jury in Christchurch today of arriving at the messy, unkempt Bain house and finding David Bain lying on the floor in a foetal position, crying, "They are all dead."
Police and ambulance staff today said they doubted David Bain was having a fit, when they canvassed the murder scene where the bodies of his family were found.
A Dunedin detective says he picked up a pair of broken glasses from a chair in David Bain's bedroom but immediately put them down again as he realised the room was a crime scene.
The ambulance officer who took David Bain's 111 call said the call was unique because it was straightforward and the information was readily available.
The jury in the David Bain murder retrial today made a special request for the rifle being shown in court to be checked and made safe.
Two crucial minutes were the focus of attention at the David Bain murder retrial in the High Court at Christchurch today.
The crucial question of exactly when a computer was switched on in the Bain house the morning five of the family were shot was the focus of intensive cross-examination in the High Court at Christchurch yesterday.
A blood-splattered green curtain screening the computer alcove from the lounge where David Bain's father lay dead, a rifle beside him, has been shown to the Christchurch jury hearing Bain's retrial.
A walkman with a tape of rock band Queen, a large piece of cardboard with five red circles and boxes of .22 ammunition were some of the items police officers found in David Bain's bedroom after five of his family were shot in their Dunedin home.
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.