23 Feb 2009

Bain granted leave to appeal to Supreme Court

5:20 pm on 23 February 2009

The Supreme Court has granted David Bain leave to appeal to it regarding a pre-trial application.

David Bain is due to stand trial next week over the murder of five family members in 1994.

The Supreme Court appeal will be heard on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a decision is also pending from the High Court in Christchurch on an application for a stay of proceedings.

If that is granted, Mr Bain's trial would not go ahead.