BLACK HANDS - A family mass murder

BLACK HANDS - A family mass murder

11. The journalist and the judge

In 2012 Canadian judge Justice Binnie said David Bain was innocent on the balance of probabilities. Why? Hear what...

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10. Who did it?

The equation is simple: It had to be either Robin or David. Now it’s time to make a decision.

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9. Recovered memories

Despite giving evidence in court only once, David Bain has said a lot about the shootings in various contexts. He...

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8. The suicide puzzle

If Robin murdered his wife and children, his final task would be to shoot himself. But how likely is it that a...

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7. The case against Robin

Could Robin have murdered his children and then taken his own life? Robin had blood and bruising on his hands. His...

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6. Bloodied fingerprints, broken glasses

Although police initially regarded the shootings as a murder/suicide, evidence began to mount against David Bain....

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5. Incest, blackmail, murder

Motive has always been the most puzzling aspect of the Bain shootings. Neither Robin nor David seemed like mass...

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4. "The bastard killed his family"

The shootings appalled the country and deeply shocked the community and wider Bain family. Yet sole survivor David...

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3. A family's final days

From the outside, the Bain family seemed to have settled into a new life in Dunedin. Eldest son David was on a new...

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2. Mrs Bain, the Diary and the Devil

By any standard, this family was unusual, even bizarre. Mother Margaret Bain's complicated spiritual life   and...

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1. House of horrors

It’s June 20, 1994. Police are called to a rundown home in Dunedin, New Zealand. They’re not sure what to expect...

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Black Hands - Trailer

Coming soon from Stuff: A groundbreaking new podcast series on the most controversial murders in New Zealand history...

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Black Hands - Trailer

Coming soon from Stuff: A groundbreaking new podcast series on the most controversial murders in New Zealand history...

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