There have been a few comments about my last post, when I noted that Söring talked about calling 911, then his life would be ‘normal’.
Some commenters have objected: ‘Wait, what if me meant he called 911 after Elizabeth came back from murdering her own parents? Maybe that’s the time he said he should have called 911!’
This is a fine example of how Söring’s many layers of lies, exaggerations, and bullshit have obscured the truth. Granted, there was a clumsy edit right in the middle of the interview (not my doing, that was in the original), so we can’t tell what the exact context of his remarks was. But still, there’s something very odd about that remark.
Let’s look at this logically.
First, Söring said he wanted to save his girlfriend from ‘the electric chair’ at any cost. He made this promise to her, according to his own sworn testimony, directly after she ‘confessed’ the ‘murders’ to him. At around 2:15 AM on March 31, 1985.
So now he says he should have called 911 and said: ‘My girlfriend Elizabeth Haysom just murdered her parents’?’ Which would, of course, quite possibly have sent her to the electric chair? By the way, this seems as good a time as any to address Söring’s constant claim that either he or Elizabeth would have certainly gotten the death penalty if they had been prosecuted for capital murder. This is also incorrect — in cases where the prosecution seeks the death penalty, the jury rejects that option about 50% of the time. I’ll address that in a later post.
Back to the 911 call remark, though. Even if we accept his version, his life would obviously not have gone on as normal. He would be a material witness, and of course a suspect, in a capital murder case.
Further, he’s never mentioned the possibility of calling 911 in his books or in his testimony. Elizabeth Haysom, however, did mention repeatedly her regret at not calling her parents on the evening of the 30th of March and warning them not to let Söring in. Söring has a well-documented tendency to adopt aspects of Elizabeth’s narrative and make them his own.
Perhaps Söring was the victim of poor editing here. There is apparently a much longer interview with Söring from the year 2007 — that is, right near this time frame — with the German talk-show host Johannes B. Kerner. I am trying to locate that interview now. Maybe it will shed some light on what Söring meant.