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

Elizabeth Haysom’s “Confession” that Wasn’t

Söring supporters often claim Elizabeth Haysom confessed to personally killing her parents, but the police never followed up on her statement. As with most of Söring's arguments, this one relies on ripping a brief quotation out of its original context, and hoping the reader will never bother to look further. But that's why I'm here!… Continue reading Elizabeth Haysom’s “Confession” that Wasn’t

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

Jens Söring Disappears on Social Media, ZDF Quadruples its Bet on “Killing for Love”

Söring Flees Social Media Two interesting items to report in Jens Söring's campaign to get a "media pardon" from the press which he couldn't get from the Virginia Parole Board. First of all, Söring deleted all of his social media accounts a little over a week ago. Just pulled them all down, without any explanation… Continue reading Jens Söring Disappears on Social Media, ZDF Quadruples its Bet on “Killing for Love”

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

Lots and Lots of Legal Background on the Jens Söring Suppression Hearing

I just finished (re-) reading Jens Söring's testimony and cross-examination at his trial, which I will be posting about in some detail in the upcoming days/weeks, as my schedule permits. It turns out there's a pretty fascinating legal question raised by Söring's testimony at his suppression hearing -- just one of the many interesting legal… Continue reading Lots and Lots of Legal Background on the Jens Söring Suppression Hearing

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

Jens Söring’s June 5, 1986 Recorded Interview in Full

During a court hearing on the morning of June 5, 1986, Jens Söring was ordered remanded from Ashford Remand Centre to a local London police station to be questioned for "homicide". During that hearing at the Richmond Magistrate's Court, he was accompanied by his English solicitor Keith Barker. At 12:50 PM on June 5th, Söring… Continue reading Jens Söring’s June 5, 1986 Recorded Interview in Full

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

Der Griffiths-Bericht, Teil 1 von 2

[Dies ist eine deutsche Übersetzung von diesem Beitrag.] Einleitung: Der Griffiths-Bericht existiert! Willkommen zum ersten von zwei Beiträgen über den Bericht von Dr. Andy Griffiths zu den Vernehmungen von Jens Söring. Wie Kenner des Falls wissen, ist Andy Griffiths ein pensionierter englischer Detektiv, der ein Beratungsunternehmen betreibt. Nach allem, was man hört, ist Griffiths ein… Continue reading Der Griffiths-Bericht, Teil 1 von 2