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Criminal Law, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, True Crime

A New, Slightly Less Misleading (But Still Misleading) Söring Documentary

I finished watching all four parts of the new ZDFInfo documentary on Jens Söring. It turned out to be more balanced than "Killing for Love", although it was hardly a neutral presentation of all the relevant facts. Who'd want to sit through that? The background of the documentary is pretty simple: Markus Vetter and Karin… Continue reading A New, Slightly Less Misleading (But Still Misleading) Söring Documentary

Criminal Law, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime

ZDFInfo Officially Announces New 4-Part Söring Doc

ZDFInfo, the German public broadcasting channel specializing in documentaries, has finally officially announced the new 4-part documentary on Jens Söring which will be broadcast on August 4 and August 10, 2020. All four parts are now available for press screenings, and I have them all. I've translated the press release, available here in German, into… Continue reading ZDFInfo Officially Announces New 4-Part Söring Doc

Criminal Law, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, True Crime

The New “Killing for Love” Documentary: Analysis of a Scene

Episodes 3 and 4 of the new 4-part documentary on the Jens Söring case have just been released for press preview, and I've had a quick look at them. There's not much new here -- this is basically little more than an expanded version of Killing for Love, with extended interviews with figures such as… Continue reading The New “Killing for Love” Documentary: Analysis of a Scene

Criminal Law, Police and Prosecutors, Policy, Public Law, Soering, True Crime

The Söring Parole Decision

Over at Soering Guilty as Charged, Holdsworth has an fine analysis of the decision to parole Soering and Haysom at the same time. As he points out, the decision makes zero sense from any perspective. The factors cited by the Parole Board in freeing Haysom and Soering apply to hundreds of prisoners who never get… Continue reading The Söring Parole Decision

Criminal Law, Mental State, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, True Crime

The ‘Voodoo’ Story and Söring’s Confessions

Doing some research in the press archives, I ran across several stories in the British press mentioning the "voodoo" allegations. I'd never actually been all that clear on what these were, but they were lurid indeed: "Blood was smeared in a triangle on the living room floor, furniture was turned to face north, the figure… Continue reading The ‘Voodoo’ Story and Söring’s Confessions