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

Söring: Virginia Should Have Held Elizabeth Haysom Hostage to “Pressure” Her

In the most recent episode of Small Town, Big Crime, which you should both listen to and donate to, the podcast hosts interviewed Jens Söring in Germany, and he said something extraordinary:   I'll transcribe it: Narrator: Even though he's now a free man, living in Germany and starting a new life, Jens remains committed… Continue reading Söring: Virginia Should Have Held Elizabeth Haysom Hostage to “Pressure” Her

Criminal Law, Miscarriages of Justice, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, Translation, True Crime

The Experts Agree: No Unknown DNA at the Söring Crime Scene

First, the newest episode of the Söring podcast Small Town Big Crime is out. Listen to it here, and contribute on Patreon here. In this episode, called "The Reckoning", we finally find out whether William Shifflett's DNA matched any of the "two unknown men" who supposedly bled at the crime scene. I confidently predicted that… Continue reading The Experts Agree: No Unknown DNA at the Söring Crime Scene

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

The “Small Town, Big Crime” Podcast on — What Else? — Jens Söring

The Söring case never stops fascinating people. Lately I've been listening to the newest podcast, called "Small Town, Big Crime", presented by local CBS journalists Rachel Ryan, Jaclyn Piermarini and Courteney Stuart. Most Söring-themed media products consist mostly of an interview with Söring, then interviews with his supporters, and a few snippets of Bedford County… Continue reading The “Small Town, Big Crime” Podcast on — What Else? — Jens Söring

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

The Timeline of Jens Söring’s Evolving Stories

Keeping track of what Jens Söring says about his involvement in the murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom can be challenging. So I've put together a timeline, with the date of each story change in bold: Here's a brief description: 30 April 1986: Söring and Elizabeth Haysom are arrested in London, England on fraud charges.… Continue reading The Timeline of Jens Söring’s Evolving Stories

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