MIL Reportage. Recorded live on 20/02/15 ITEM ONE: [caption id="attachment_3021" align="alignleft" width="300"] Selwyn Manning.[/caption] Controversy continues to surround one of New Zealand’s most disturbing multiple-murder cases even after almost twenty years since a High Court jury initially found David Bain guilty of the murders of his mother, father, two sisters and his brother. The New Zealand Government has been struggling to objectively consider whether David Bain ought to be given compensation for being wrongfully imprisoned for the murders of his family:
- this even after the Police case was found wanting
- forensic evidence was corrupted
- a plea to the Privy Council was supported and a new trial was ordered
- that on retrial in 2009, Bain was found not guilty after 13 years imprisonment
- that after an impartial review, ordered by NZ Government, was considered by retired Canadian High Court judge Justice Ian Binnie, who found Bain was, on the balance of probabilities, innocent of the murders and ought to be compensated for this injustice.