Criminal Law, Evidence, Media Law, Police and Prosecutors, Right of Personality, Soering, True Crime

The New Jens Söring Documentary Preview, Part 1

First, an update: I had a nice Zoom call with two of the producers of the Söring podcast "Small Town, Big Crime". I explained to them my take on the case, which, of course, is the Only Correct Take, and they had a lot of good questions. Parts of the interview may show up on… Continue reading The New Jens Söring Documentary Preview, Part 1

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

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