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BLACK HANDS - A family mass murder

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This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation - a story that began in a rickety old home on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down. There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single bullet to the head. The other was the only survivor: David Bain. Since then the country has asked: who killed the Bain family? David or his father Robin? In this podcast, Martin van Beynen explores the case from start to finish, picking through evidence, the mysteries and motives, and interviewing never-before-spoken-to witnesses. He seeks to finally answer the question: Who was the killer?
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If you've enjoyed Black Hands, we want to let you know about the District. This is a 7 part crime podcast that delves into one of New Zealand's most famous murder cases. It's also about another strange death and how the two cases collide. It's all available now. We hope you enjoy it.
If you've enjoyed Black Hands, we want to let you know about Gone Fishing, New Zealand's latest major crime podcast.Co-produced by Stuff and RNZ, this eight-part series dives into an historic murder mystery set in west Auckland. Gail Maney served a life sentence for ordering the murder of Deane Fuller-Sandys, who disappeared in 1989. But Gail insists she's innocent, saying she never even met Deane. In fact, she doesn't think he was murdered at all. She thinks he'd just - gone fishing.In Part 1 of Gone Fishing, The Fire, Gail Maney is sitting at home when the police knock on her door, asking questions about a murder they think happened eight years earlier ... Parts 1-3 were released on June 25 and the remaining episodes are being released daily till June 30. Listen on:Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Gone Fishing homepage
In 2012 Canadian judge Justice Binnie said David Bain was innocent on the balance of probabilities. Why? Hear what Binnie says and what Martin van Beynen makes of his arguments. And why does Binnie compare van Beynen to Inspector Javert, a fictitious fanatical police inspector?
Black Hands - Trailer

Black Hands - Trailer

2017-07-2200:01:425

Coming soon from Stuff: A groundbreaking new podcast series on the most controversial murders in New Zealand history - the killing of five members of the Bain family in 1994.
1. House Of Horrors

1. House Of Horrors

2017-07-2200:34:0125

It's June 20, 1994. Police are called to a rundown home in Dunedin, New Zealand. They're not sure what to expect after a panicked phone call. But inside were five dead bodies, a chaotic scene and and several clues pointing to the killer.
By any standard, this family was unusual, even bizarre. Mother Margaret Bain's complicated spiritual life   and beliefs meant the family was constantly encouraged to put Satan behind them. She practised self hypnosis, meditation and channelling. Their life in Papua New Guinea helped to concentrate the family's oddness. How did it influence the slaughter?
3. A Family's Final Days

3. A Family's Final Days

2017-07-2200:38:1110

From the outside, the Bain family seemed to have settled into a new life in Dunedin. Eldest son David was on a new path, while sister Laniet appeared to have given up prostitution and Arawa was thriving as a budding teacher. But in the six months before the shootings, cracks began to emerge.
The shootings appalled the country and deeply shocked the community and wider Bain family. Yet sole survivor David Bain's unusual reaction surprised many. Loyalties were tested. Suspicions were raised. And then an arrest is made.
5. Incest, Blackmail, Murder

5. Incest, Blackmail, Murder

2017-07-2200:39:226

Motive has always been the most puzzling aspect of the Bain shootings. Neither Robin nor David seemed like mass killers. But both had reasons to kill.
Although police initially regarded the shootings as a murder/suicide, evidence began to mount against David Bain. His fingerprints were on the rifle, he had blood on his T-shirt, a lens from glasses in his bedroom were found in his dead brother's room and he had injuries consistent with a fight.
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Comments (8)

Sarah Zahn

Absolutely brilliant and thoroughly researched podcast! Gripping from start to finish.

Feb 23rd
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Jane Novitzke

found it repetitive, but interesting!

Jan 9th
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Jane Novitzke

it cuts out, they apologize, sometimes epis.5-7 don't matter the order? mine got all mixed up

Jan 8th
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Fiona Smith

loved this podcast! fab to glean more information re this New Zealand crime.

Nov 6th
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Rhona Lindsay

what order should these be be listened to?

Oct 3rd
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Adam Morales

is it clean

Jul 5th
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Rebecca Ellis

I'm missing the first 9 episodes 😔

Jun 15th
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Bronwyn Northgrave

is it my player or does this skip and cut off the beginnings of sentences?

Apr 21st
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