The FAZ recently published a feature (g) on Pervis Payne, a former Tennessee death row inmate who now claims innocence. Payne, now in his 50s, was convicted in 1988 of the 1987 stabbing murders of Charisse Christopher, 28, and her daughter Lacie Jo, 2. Payne's death sentence was later vacated when it was shown he… Continue reading Pervis Payne: Not as Innocent as the Germans would have you Believe
Soering Attacks! I Respond!
Söring devotes several pages of his new book to yours truly, who he identifies as a 'Texan Blogger'. I think they deserve a 'fisking', so here it is. BEGIN FISKING The main passage stretches from page 193 to 196 of Soering's book "Return to Life". I'll reprint it here (my quick and dirty literal translation)… Continue reading Soering Attacks! I Respond!
I Have Söring’s New Book
I just finished skimming Jens Söring's new book, "Return to Life". It's an interesting read! My congratulations go out to Söring and his ghostwriter. She received a tidy sum for her efforts, and she earned it. I only have time for a few quick observations and two corrections. First, the book is 70% about Söring's… Continue reading I Have Söring’s New Book
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
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?