At Jens Soering's 1990 trial this was Commonwealth's exhibit #351, the language amply demonstrating his attitude towards people of a different race (and as quoted in the previous post). It can speak for itself without the need for further comment.
It was originally intended that Mortal Thoughts would be a two-part post, but it will now be extended to three parts so as to cover relevant issues a little more fully. This post will be looking in some detail at – (1) Jens Soering's imputations about Elizabeth Haysom's mental state as compared to his own; … Continue reading Mortal Thoughts, part II: Mental Health and Sexual Failure
Elizabeth Haysom and I are third cousins; we have now become close friends. I first visited her at the Bedford County Jail not long after she was extradited from London. Although we had met several times before her crime, usually when she was having lunch out with her parents, she did not recognize me. With … Continue reading A Guest Post by pgb38 – the Schroeder Letters
As shown previously in the post responding to Sheriff Harding's report, Jens Soering's later account of the Haysom murders was essentially plotted and manufactured during his extended detention in England, prior to extradition to Virginia at the beginning of 1990: "... I wrote a document entitled "Legal Notes and Arguments" between 1987 and 1989. Over … Continue reading Mortal Thoughts, part I: Unreserved Admissions of Guilt
As is well known, Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom wrote numerous letters to each other in addition to their joint travel diary entries. These were all discovered upon their arrest in England and carefully read by investigators. It is true enough that the letters do not contain explicit statements which unequivocally acknowledge committing the murders, … Continue reading The Letters and Diary
In some respects the Harding report can perhaps be seen as a successor to the 2012 report to the Virginia Parole Board by PI David Watson, which was a similar farrago of error, inaccuracy, speculation and misrepresentation. Nevertheless, although an overtly partisan piece of work, Watson's report was still duly cautious in places and at … Continue reading A Response to the Report of Sheriff J. E. “Chip” Harding
Jens Soering's many confessions have already been highlighted in the last post, below. Since then, however, there have been further interventions in the case by, among others, Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding, Dr Andrew Griffiths, and journalist Bill Sizemore, co-author of Soering's latest book. It will be necessary to have a careful look at the … Continue reading The Confessions