Law & Crime

Law & Crime
5:55 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Justices Reverse VT Wrongful Death Verdict Against State

The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed a wrongful death verdict stemming from the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, which killed 32 people.

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Part 3 in a Series
4:24 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Jens Soering: New Turns in Infamous Virginia Case

Since his trial in 1990, former UVA honors student Jens Soering has maintained he did not kill his girlfriend’s parents – a prominent couple from Bedford County, though initially he did confess to the crimes.

But after he was convicted, new information came out, and the German government asked Virginia to send Soering – a German citizen – home.

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Part 2 in a Series
2:47 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Jens Soering: Doubts, Politics & Possible Parole

Four years ago, then Governor Tim Kaine was talking with the Justice Department about transferring Jens Soering back to his homeland, Germany. 

A jury had found the former UVA honors student guilty of killing his girlfriend’s parents in Bedford County. 

Jens at first confessed to the crime, then said he did so only to protect the actual killer -- the woman he loved. 

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Law & Crime
7:22 am
Tue October 29, 2013

ACA Not Immune to Identity Thefts

The Virginia Attorney General’s office is warning consumers that scams to entice people as they seek to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act are cropping up around the U.S.  

It was also Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate for governor, who was the first to challenge the Affordable Care in Act in Federal Court.  He maintains the law is unconstitutional.

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Part 1 in a Series
5:07 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Jens Soering: Back in the Spotlight

Virginia’s parole board is again considering the case of Jens Soering, a UVA honors student from Germany, convicted of killing his girlfriend’s parents in 1985. 

Soering has been behind bars for 27 years, but in certain circles there are persistent doubts, and his story remains in the news.  In part one of our series,

On March 30, 1985, police found the bodies of Derek Haysom, a retired Canadian steel executive, and his wife, Nancy Astor Haysom, in their home near Lynchburg – the place they called Loose Chippings.  They had been brutally murdered.

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