Sunday tonight has an interview of retired judge Ian Binnie on the Bain murders. Very interesting – if you want to see it and have missed it then try TV +1 from 8:30.
Binnie wrote the report that said that in all probability David Bain was innocent and deserved compensation from the Crown. It created a political furore.
Binnie believes David is almost certainly innocent, and that his father set things up to make it look like David had done it in an act of revenge.
He cites in particular that David Bain had no history of mental instability while his father Robin was in a deteriorating state and was effectively estranged from his family.
One thing doesn’t make sense if David did it – why did he kill his mother and siblings, go on his paper run, and then return and shoot his father.
Binnie says that the police inquiry was inept, complicated somewhat by the burning down of the Bain house by the Police about two weeks after the murders.
There is still a number of aspects that don’t make sense and could implicate both David and Robin.
Binnie says that Judith Collins is the poster case why a politician should not get involved in legal cases – she was Minister of Justice when the Binnie report was released.