Criminal Law, Translation

The German Criminal Justice System Explained in English

For almost a year now, this blog has been mostly about the Jens Söring case, but I plan to return to actual posting about the German legal system, now that the situation around Söring seems to have gone quiet. Obviously, I'll come back to Söring if there are any new developments! But for now, from… Continue reading The German Criminal Justice System Explained in English

Criminal Law, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, Translation

What Can New DNA Testing Prove? And Will Söring Ever Talk to Reporters Again?

From listening to the Small Town, Big Crime (STBC) podcast, it appears that the fearless podcasters may be contemplating a push to conduct new DNA tests on objects found at the Haysom murders crime scene (not just the evidence samples). This is something that Soering supporter Chip Harding has also called for. Wes Nance, the… Continue reading What Can New DNA Testing Prove? And Will Söring Ever Talk to Reporters Again?

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

A Perceptive Comment from Rick Blaine on ‘Allmystery’

One amusing corner of the Internet for Söring fans is the site allmystery.de. Allmystery is a throwback to the Internet of the early 2000s: an Internet messaging board. Like fax machines, all sorts of antique technologies live on in Germany. There have been something like 28,000 posts about the Söring case, almost all in German,… Continue reading A Perceptive Comment from Rick Blaine on ‘Allmystery’

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, 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