Anyone who's followed the case knows that Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberger uncritically swallowed their friend Jens Söring's innocence tale, and that nothing they say about the case can be taken at face value. But what's remarkable is how many basic facts they've gotten wrong in their statements. That's going to be the focus of… Continue reading Vetter and Steinberger Got Important Facts Wrong, and Apparently Don’t Care
People often ask me whether I think Jens Söring is dangerous. I should say here that I've never met Söring. What follows is based on my study of his case and his personality, based on what he and other folks have said. And I'm no psychiatrist! But it's something I've given some thought to, since… Continue reading Is Jens Söring Dangerous? A Pro and Contra
The FAZ recently published a feature (g) on Pervis Payne, a former Tennessee death row inmate who now claims innocence. Payne, now in his 50s, was convicted in 1988 of the 1987 stabbing murders of Charisse Christopher, 28, and her daughter Lacie Jo, 2. Payne's death sentence was later vacated when it was shown he… Continue reading Pervis Payne: Not as Innocent as the Germans would have you Believe
Für die Berliner Zeitung habe ich einen Beitrag geschrieben über den Fall Johnny Joe Martinez, der mich bis heute beschäftigt. Vielen Dank an David Dow für sein Engagement und sein Kommentar. Diesmal keine Bezahlschränke!
A few weeks ago, an editor at the Berliner Zeitung asked if I might be interested in writing a piece about how lawyers defend death row inmates in the USA. I said 'Sure, why not?' (Beers may have been involved). The piece was just published this weekend, you can read it here. It's paywalled --… Continue reading Essay about Defending Death Row Inmates published in ‘Berliner Zeitung’