David Bain's quest for compensation may be ''back on the table'' with confirmation a substantive hearing will be held later this year.
Fingerprint and firearms experts have rejected claims Robin Bain had gunpowder marks on his fingers, police say.
Police doubt marks seen on fingerprints of Robin Bain are the result of him having loaded a gun before his death, but David Bain supporter Joe Karam has rubbished their conclusion.
No cuts or marks were noted on Robin Bain's hands following his death because there were no cuts or marks, the Dunedin pathologist who examined his body says.
David Bain's compensation bid is one of three before the Justice Minister, who also has the power to intervene in the dozen royal prerogative of mercy applications, including that of Teina Pora, a criminologist says.
New tests will be carried out next week on the gun used in the Bain family murders. The tests will by done by police with David Bain supporter Joe Karam and forensic scientists present.
The theory that Robin Bain's fingers were marked by a gun was interesting but was not new evidence, Assistant Police Commissioner Malcolm Burgess said.
Police have responded to new evidence that suggests Robin Bain murdered his family, saying marks on a photograph "can always be open to interpretation".
David Bain does not know whether to laugh or cry about so-called "new" evidence said to clear him of murdering his family but which went unnoticed 19 years, supporter Joe Karam says.
New evidence has emerged which completely clears David Bain and he deserves an immediate pardon, his lawyer, Michael Reed QC, says.
David Bain's case against Justice Minister Judith Collin's handling of his bid for compensation will be back in court today.
The retired Canadian judge appointed to assess David Bain's compensation claim, noted the Justice Minister had ''strong views on this case'', released emails reveal.
The Cabinet has delayed its decision on what to do next in the David Bain compensation claim at his request, Justice Minister Judith Collins said today.
David Bain is anguished by the prospect of returning to court to pursue a High Court claim against Justice Minister Judith Collins, his long-term advocate Joe Karam says.
The Government will "most probably" commission another report on David Bain's application for compensation, Prime Minister John Key said yesterday.
Today's Cabinet meeting discussed developments in the David Bain compensation application but no decisions were taken, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.
A memorial service was held yesterday for a key supporter of David Bain.