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

A Correction Re: Söring’s Lawyer’s Phone Call

I'd like to thank the Wikipedia editor Elefantikus -- during an exchange on the German Jens Söring Wikipedia page, he pointed out a part of the trial testimony that seems to contradict the meaning of one of the Söring custody log entries I have mentioned in my writing on the case. The entry in question… Continue reading A Correction Re: Söring’s Lawyer’s Phone Call

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

“Shut up”: Comic Relief at a Murder Trial

First, a podcast update. Well, not really an update: There's really not much to report here, except that the podcast is moving forward briskly. A great team of people has been working on it for a long while, and we're nearing the end. It's still probably a few months away, but it will happen, and… Continue reading “Shut up”: Comic Relief at a Murder Trial

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

A Bleg: Did Söring Attack Elizabeth Haysom in Court?

I wanted to briefly address one of the more interesting incidents in the Söring saga, but one which I still haven't been able to confirm with as many sources as I'd like. Both during her 1987 trial and her testimony in Jens Söring's 1990 trial, Elizabeth Haysom testified that Söring was so enraged by her… Continue reading A Bleg: Did Söring Attack Elizabeth Haysom in Court?

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

Exciting News: Upcoming Jens Söring Podcast

If you've been following Jens Söring's media campaign in Germany, you may have  noticed something odd. Every time he's interviewed, the interviewer says something like: "This is neither the time nor the place to debate Jens Söring's guilt or innocence." I, for one, happen to think the question of whether the person sitting across from… Continue reading Exciting News: Upcoming Jens Söring Podcast

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Death Penalty, Discrimination Law, DNA, Murder, Racial Discrimination, Translation, True Crime

Pervis Payne: Not as Innocent as the Germans would have you Believe

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