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

Things Söring’s Lawyers Definitely Did Not Do

Taking up a theme recently discussed on allmystery, let's look at Söring's stay in British prisons. When Jens Söring is asked why he confessed, he says it was to protect Elizabeth Haysom from the electric chair. This is usually enough for most journalists, who dutifully transcribe his story. Sometimes people dig a little deeper, though,… Continue reading Things Söring’s Lawyers Definitely Did Not Do

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

The Söring Story Switch as it Happened

As I pointed out in a previous post, Jens Söring has changed his story concerning his involvement in the Haysom murders at least four times, depending how you count it. The first story was that Jens Söring was Christopher Platt Noe, and had nothing to do with the Haysom murders. Detective Terry Wright quickly saw… Continue reading The Söring Story Switch as it Happened

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

A New, Slightly Less Misleading (But Still Misleading) Söring Documentary

I finished watching all four parts of the new ZDFInfo documentary on Jens Söring. It turned out to be more balanced than "Killing for Love", although it was hardly a neutral presentation of all the relevant facts. Who'd want to sit through that? The background of the documentary is pretty simple: Markus Vetter and Karin… Continue reading A New, Slightly Less Misleading (But Still Misleading) Söring Documentary

Criminal Law, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime

ZDFInfo Officially Announces New 4-Part Söring Doc

ZDFInfo, the German public broadcasting channel specializing in documentaries, has finally officially announced the new 4-part documentary on Jens Söring which will be broadcast on August 4 and August 10, 2020. All four parts are now available for press screenings, and I have them all. I've translated the press release, available here in German, into… Continue reading ZDFInfo Officially Announces New 4-Part Söring Doc

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

The New “Killing for Love” Documentary: Analysis of a Scene

Episodes 3 and 4 of the new 4-part documentary on the Jens Söring case have just been released for press preview, and I've had a quick look at them. There's not much new here -- this is basically little more than an expanded version of Killing for Love, with extended interviews with figures such as… Continue reading The New “Killing for Love” Documentary: Analysis of a Scene