Former Bain lawyer responds to ex gratia payment
Six-and-a-half years after it began, David Bain's compensation bid is over and out.
It's been ruled that he won't be receiving any compensation, but will get an ex gratia payment - but many are saying the $925,000 payment is exactly that; compensation.
Mr Bain, now 43, spent 13 years in jail for the murder of five family members in 1995.
In 2007 he was bailed and his convictions were quashed by the Prviy Council, and he was acquitted in 2009.
A 2012 report by retired Judge Ian Binnie found that Bain was innocent on the balance of probabilities.
But a report by retired Judge Ian Callinan came to the conclusion that Mr Bain did not meet the innocent beyond reasonable doubt threshold. This report was pivotal in yesterday's decision.
Former detective and lawyer Tony Bouchier joined Paul Henry this morning from Gisborne.