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, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Social Media, Soering, True Crime

Soering on Dr. Phil and The Last, Least Exoneration Theory

Tomorrow in the USA, the Dr. Phil talkshow (German info on him here) will be airing an interview with Soering: Tomorrow: Derek and Nancy Haysom were found brutally murdered late one night in March 1985. It is a fascinating tale that landed a German diplomat’s son, Jens Soering, behind bars for their murder. Full story:… Continue reading Soering on Dr. Phil and The Last, Least Exoneration Theory

Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Evidence, Miscarriages of Justice, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Social Media, True Crime

A Speech (in German) on Confessions

Sorry for the light posting recently. I've had some time-consuming projects, including preparing for this speech. I was invited by the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Düsseldorf to give a lecture on how confessions are handled from a legal perspective, as part of a lecture series on forensic linguistics. Here's a link, in case… Continue reading A Speech (in German) on Confessions

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