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BLACK HANDS - A family mass murder

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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 ...Show More
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33:58 | Jul 22nd, 2017

It's June 20, 1994. Police are called to a rundown home in Dunedin, New Zealand. They're not sure what to expect after a panicked phone call. But inside were five dead bodies, a chaotic scene and and several clues pointing to the killer.

01:42 | Jul 22nd, 2017

Coming soon from Stuff: A groundbreaking new podcast series on the most controversial murders in New Zealand history - the killing of five members of the Bain family in 1994.
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42:51 | Jul 22nd, 2017

By any standard, this family was unusual, even bizarre. Mother Margaret Bain's complicated spiritual life   and beliefs meant the family was constantly encouraged to put Satan behind them. She practised self hypnosis, meditation and channelling. Th...Show More

35:34 | Jul 22nd, 2017

The shootings appalled the country and deeply shocked the community and wider Bain family. Yet sole survivor David Bain's unusual reaction surprised many. Loyalties were tested. Suspicions were raised. And then an arrest is made.

20:03 | Dec 10th, 2018

If you've enjoyed Black Hands, we want to let you know about the District. This is a 7 part crime podcast that delves into one of New Zealand's most famous murder cases. It's also about another strange death and how the two cases collide. It's all av...Show More
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