There was a mistrial the first time David Bain was charged with the murder of his family.
The Privy Council which ruled that, didn’t rule on his guilt or innocence.
All of which makes a strong case for a retrial.
But without deliberately reading, watching or listening to any reports on the trial, I have learned far more than I wished to know about what appears to have been a very dysfunctional family; I’ve heard far too many people who can have no idea of what happened pontificating on the case; and I’ve seen far too many reporters breathlessly imparting not very much.
There is only one person alive who was in the house on the morning of the murders and he’s in the dock. The mind can do strange things so it’s possible he killed his family but believes he didn’t.
I don’t envy the jury their job and realise the importance of them doing it carefully and thoroughly, so that whatever the verdict, the case is closed.
I hope they do it quickly because if this was a soap opera I’d have changed the channel weeks ago.
But this isn’t a show, put on for our entertainment. These were real people who were killed, this is a real man who is charged with their murders and I don’t like the way it’s been turned into a circus.