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Mr Bain has popped up on the radar again as the report into his compensation claim hits the next stage.  

Mr Bain is seeking compensation for the nearly 13 years he spent in prison for the murders of his family, before a retrial in 2009 found him not guilty.

In February Justice Minister Amy Adams confirmed she had received a report on the compensation claim, but would not comment on what was in it.

It was now being considered by Mr Bain’s lawyers and Crown Law.

“They’ve had the most recent report and that report is now being considered by the parties and they’re going through the natural justice process in discussing that,” Mr Key said.

The matter rests in Ms Adams’ hands, he said.

Ms Adams will bring a recommendation to Cabinet, which will then decide whether or not compensation should be paid.

It is painfully clear the report will say “No”.

Let’s just hope it doesn’t give Bain’s lawyers any cause to complain about the process.

The last thing I can stomach is a third go at this rubbish



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