All articles by Kevin Sturgeon

Kevin Sturgeon is a fingerprint expert and retired Inspector with the NZ Police. A member of IFPI, he is currently the director of Fingerprint and Forensic Services Ltd.

Guilty or Not Guilty?

The Bain Homicide Case (Part Ⅳ)

by Kevin Sturgeon

The 2009 Trial If you now consider that proof has been produced to make David the murderer, where does that leave the many specialist and expert witnesses who gave evidence for the defence? Where does that leave the claims by the defence council, Micha…

Guilty or Not Guilty?

The Bain Homicide Case (Part Ⅲ)

by Kevin Sturgeon

On June 20, 1994, five members of the Bain family were shot in the head using David Bain’s .22 rifle. The defence argued that the father, Robin Bain, had shot his wife, two daughters and his youngest son Stephen, then committed suicide with the same rifl…

Guilty or Not Guilty?

The Bain Homicide Case (Part Ⅱ)

by Kevin Sturgeon

Last month, I mentioned, there is a multitude of issues in this case. Not least the legitimate tactics employed on both sides to present their side of the argument. The trial lasted 3 months and 183 witnesses were called. Four million dollars were spent …

Guilty or Not Guilty?

The Bain Homicide Case (Part Ⅰ)

by Kevin Sturgeon

The public might assume that justice equals the truth, with regards to any Court Case brought before the New Zealand court, however in our adversarial system they may not be the same thing at all. New Zealand’s justice system is part of our system of go…