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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?

BLACK HANDS - A family mass murder Stuff

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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?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

MintBillyCat ,

Fascinating

It is such a refreshing change to hear a journalist nail his colours to the mast like this. He is clear about his view and why. Although it would be valuable to hear another perspective and evidence is always subject to interpretation..it is difficult to disagree with the conclusion he comes to, having heard the case laid out so clearly and logically. A tragic story whatever really happened, but a great listen if you want to play police detective. Clearly and courteously presented.

Red_ribbon ,

Unfortunately one sided

Very well written, high standard of production and certainly an incredibly interesting case! While I don’t believe David is innocent, I found the journalist to be very 1 sided which made it difficult to really get both sides of the story. These kinds of podcasts shouldn’t be biased by the writers opinion, I feel the listener should be left to reach their own conclusion. This tainted it for me and I found myself getting annoyed with the journalists 1 sided view when I really just wanted all the facts as they stood.

Poppyisbestdog ,

Brilliant.

Clear, Concise and fast-paced, and yet remained respectful of the family's memory throughout.
I could listen to that again.

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