‘I was very disappointed:’ Lead investigator breaks silence three decades later as Jens Soering, Elizabeth Haysom granted parole
Gardner was an investigator with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office in the 1980s and has worked his way up to major. Up until now, Gardner has been silent on one criminal case for the last three decades. “Common sense tells you, the only two people that benefited from the death of her parents was Soering and Elizabeth. Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom, who were convicted for the murder of Haysom’s parents, Derek and Nancy in 1985, were granted parole last week. Gardner tells 10 News he plans to retire next year and is glad this case was put to rest before leaving the sheriff’s office.
Parole board member, investigators visit crime scene before granting Jens Soering, Elizabeth Haysom parole
This is our home and we’re very happy here,” Suzanne Peniche said. Haysoms body was found in kitchen … sprawled out on the floor,” John Peniche said. Soering was serving two life sentences and Haysom was serving 90 years for the murders. Why Mrs. Haysom in the kitchen, Mr. Haysom near the front door,” John Peniche said. I do not think it’s likely to be the end of it,” Suzanne Peniche said.
‘I’m ecstatic’: Albemarle County Sheriff reacts after Jens Soering is granted parole
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – After news broke that the two people responsible for the murder of a Bedford County couple in 1985 have been granted parole, there were mixed reactions. Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom, both convicted for the murder of Elizabeth’s parents, Derek and Nancy, were granted parole on Monday. A longtime supporter of Soering’s release is Albemarle County Sheriff, Chip Harding. He also questions whether Soering’s confession, which he later recanted, was true or not. “Currently, the DNA is indicating there are two unknown males leading in the crime scene that are not Jens Soering,” Harding said.
Jens Soering, Elizabeth Haysom granted parole, set to be deported
RICHMOND, Va. – The two people responsible for the murder of a Bedford County couple in 1985 have been granted parole, according to The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom, both convicted for the murder of Elizabeth’s parents, Derek and Nancy, were granted parole on Monday. Soering was serving two consecutive life sentences for the murders and had tried for decades to be granted parole. This decision is in line with the Parole Board’s recommendation. Governor Northam respects the Parole Board’s expertise and appreciates their work on this and all other cases.
Virginia grants parole to German national for 1985 slayings
Virginia granted parole on Monday to a German diplomat's son who was serving a life sentence for the 1985 killings of his girlfriend's parents. Ralph Northam 's office said the state parole board granted Jens Soering parole for the murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom. The parole board did not return calls seeking comment Tuesday. Virginia abolished parole in 1995, but those who were convicted before then are still eligible to seek parole. The parole board most recently denied Soering's parole request in January.chicagotribune.com
Jens Soering fights for freedom at parole hearing
Thirty-one years after the crime, Jens Soering and his backers say a DNA analysis should set him free. Soering's attorney, Steve Rosenfield, says a blood analysis shows Soering is not connected to the case. "So now we know for the first time that there were two male participants at the crime scene, neither of which was Jens Soering," said Rosenfield. Lawyers, investigators, and several people who have examined the Soering case spoke on his behalf Thursday before a parole board member. She was a drug addict, and I believe that the people that she found to do this with her came out of that part of her life," said Jens Soering, a convicted killer.