Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Death Penalty, Discrimination Law, DNA, Murder, Racial Discrimination, Translation, True Crime

Pervis Payne: Not as Innocent as the Germans would have you Believe

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

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

Blood, Logic, and Guilt

There are plenty of things happening behind the scenes with the Söring situation, which has got me going through the archives and thinking about the case. Many aspects of it are like intriguing logic puzzles. Take the Type O blood at the crime scene. We'll likely never have definitive proof it was Söring's because of… Continue reading Blood, Logic, and Guilt

Criminal Law, DNA, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Social Media, Soering, True Crime

Soering: An Eventful Year in Review

We're fast approaching the one-year anniversary of the decision of the Virginia Board of Parole to release Jens Söring and Elizabeth Haysom. I thought it would be a good time to catch up on the year's events, and take a look at where we stand. I. Holdsworth Begins Cleaning the Augean Stables Credit for initiating… Continue reading Soering: An Eventful Year in Review

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

Podcast Review Part 2: “A Money-Motivated Troll With No Significant Influence”

Here's a few minutes from the recent Söring podcast in which I am quoted and discussed:   Fascinating listening to the attempts of people you've never met to discredit you! Also gratifying to learn that the mere mention of my name triggers a full-on response from Team Söring. The first thing you notice is that… Continue reading Podcast Review Part 2: “A Money-Motivated Troll With No Significant Influence”

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

Podcast Review Part 1: Söring’s Story Crumbles Further Under Polite Assault from ‘Small Town, Big Crime’

Episode 14 of Small Town Big Crime -- "The Confession" -- is out, with cameo by yours truly. In this post, I'll discuss the podcast as a whole. After that, I'll write a separate post on the strategy Söring and his lawyers are using to try to discredit me. The podcast focuses first on a… Continue reading Podcast Review Part 1: Söring’s Story Crumbles Further Under Polite Assault from ‘Small Town, Big Crime’