Bain's fiancee a Chch teacher
While David Bain awaits news of a possible $2 million compensation payout, he has sealed some other good fortune.
The Press understands the former Dunedin student, who was acquitted of the murder of his parents and three siblings after a retrial in Christchurch in 2009, has proposed to his Christchurch girlfriend, Liz Davies. It is believed Bain, 40, popped the question at the weekend on one of his frequent visits to Christchurch.
Davies, a young primary school teacher at Cotswold School in Bishopdale, has made no secret of the engagement and has proudly displayed her ring to colleagues.
Bain is well known to her fellow teachers as he had accompanied her to staff parties and social gatherings.
Davies is active in the Girl Guides movement and is the daughter of long-time Bain supporter, Carolyn Davies. The older Davies visited Bain in prison for many years and her family hosted him during his second trial in the High Court in Christchurch.
The pair have kept a dignified silence on their relationship although they have been seen out and about together. When Davies was contacted by The Press in July, she politely declined to talk about the relationship.
As wedding plans begin, the Government is considering the recommendations made by retired Canadian Supreme Court judge Ian Binnie on the case. Justice Minister Judith Collins says she will announce a decision by the end of the year.