Arthur Allen Thomas got $950,000
Set the cost to $950,000, the date of cost to Q4 1979, leave the date for comparison as it is…
Then try putting in $300,000 – which was his inheritance – and seeing what that works out to.
I got the following under the general index on the comparison of the amount awarded to Thomas at $4.7 million and $1.6 million for the inheritance he lost under the housing index.
As expected none of the 'hangbainers' were able to respond to my earlier blog 'If the sock print fits,' wherein a picture shows the difference between the shape of David's foot to that of his late father as lifted from the murder scene - it wasn't just size but also shape. Similarly the forensic evidence included in David's application cannot be overcome either individually or collectively - science leads where Justice has stumbled.
Rightly or wrongly, I've been confident about David Bain gaining compensation since he was acquitted at his retrial all those years ago. Perhaps above I don't have my calculations quite right, nevertheless - I'm sure I have one thing correct, that is the credibility of the NZ Justice system is at stake and it will put this actual Miscarriage of Justice right. I sometimes think of the white gloves the killer of the Bain family was said to have worn to see the symbolism of a broken man believing he was putting things right before surrendering his beliefs to his god with a dark shadow and blood over himself that the gloves didn't hide.