One of the prejudicial building blocks that hate-siters have used against David Bain, and indeed his family, was that they were dysfunctional, that David hated his father, that David was conspiring against his father by siding with his mother in the marital difficulties the family were having. Also that David was lazy, merely a 'paper boy.'
Personally, I don't have any problems with what jobs people choose to get themselves ahead. I can easily understand why doing a paper round suited David. First of all he was a sports nut of sorts. Anything sporty he was into it, and a paper round over a tough terrain was training - getting paid for it was bonus. It should be also understood that David has a busy life, mostly involving the theatre and music - the types of pursuit that set him apart into a group we all understand that exist. The type of people who are creative, who have the courage and mindset to 'go out' in front of an audience, to be damned or applauded by doing what they love. David was leading a full and productive life, some would say a life to be envious of because he had the courage to do the things he loved, productions and music. Of course it suits the hang bainers to trim out those details, leave gaps so that they can paint a picture of an aimless young man. Insulting enough that might be, and against all the evidence, but of course fertile ground for hate-siters.
Parker and his filthy mob also wanted the public to believe that the Bain family was dysfunctional. David denied that both in statements and in evidence. David at no point was derogatory toward any of his family, in fact he presented himself as somebody deeply involved, and caring of his family. In the way that is understandable he had a different take on the police and ultimately the hate-siters view of the family. He said they were close, that 'mums' reliance on the swing of a pendulum was odd. In all David supported all of his family and deeply cared for them, he also admitted that his hope that his parents difficulties would be resolved. He was a typical, caring young man who looked up to his father and who more than anything wanted his family unit to remain complete. That is the real David Bain, from the police and Court records - a thoroughly loyal and caring man. He wasn't involved in any plans to exclude his father from the family, his hope was for the opposite. Even the weekend before the tragedy the father and two brothers were out on boy's own winter dip. This isn't my story or my account, it's from the police records. In fact as I progress through the book it is the police record that is most at odds with the way David was painted by the prosecution and later by the dreaded sisters of the dead.
Remember if you will now that it was the police that called the house filthy with maggots in the kitchen. Of course we have no idea when the maggots might have hatched, but an assumption could be made, it was some time during the period of that morning of the killings or the long hours afterwards as the abortive police inquiry drew itself toward the wrong conclusion. Consider also that the dirty house, or the idea of one, the dysfunctional family or the idea of one - gathered a prejudice against the sole survivor David. The more that could be heaped on the family generally, the more that was heaped on David and took the focus away from the killer Robin. The police hid in their files the statement of Robin's friend, the psychologist Orphen Matches, who said that before the familicide Robin was 'gaunt, haggard and depressed.' The police and prosecution didn't want the jury to know that, nor do the hate-siters want the public to know that now. Kent Parker wants the truth silenced, suppressed and contorted into a misrepresentation that might cause hatred of an innocent man.
Parker has a stake in trying to retry David, in diverting people from the truth, and it is to do with his own ego. His own fragile hate-filled self and the inevitable embarrassment of knowing the truth will out. But his stake is bigger than that, it's do with his whole future, his destiny in fact as being fully revealed for being a person of hate and deceit, a person that wanted to burn books and hide the truth in order to escape his own humiliation and the very trial or his own character that looms before him.
More on this folks later, more on how the Crown sold a picture inconsistent with the truth, a picture designed to overcome the fact they had, in premature haste, captured an innocent man who they wouldn't let go for fear of becoming apparent as fools. Even there they were mistaken, because anybody would accept a mistake, a step back to consider, a concession of being wrong because that is life - but to continue with a lie, that all but might kill a young man and the reputation of his family is simply wicked.