Killing for Love
Obsessed young lovers, heinous murders, a sensational trial, and a shocking miscarriage of justice. KILLING FOR LOVE is a riveting dissection of the 1985 courtroom battle that played out on television, and its disturbing aftermath. Convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend’s parents, Jens Soering has been in prison for over 30 years. The series reveals for the first time the mounting evidence of his innocence. Highly cinematic in the way of The Staircase, as suspenseful as Serial, and as confounding as Making of a Murderer, KILLING FOR LOVE is your next true crime binge.
1. First Love
Three months into Elizabeth and Jens’ passionate love affair, her parents are brutally murdered.
2. The Betrayal
On the run in Asia and Europe using false identities, Elizabeth and Jens are eventually arrested in London.
3. The Confession
Jens confesses and is extradited to the U.S. to stand trial for the murder of Elizabeth's parents. He then withdraws his confession and begins to fight for his life.
4. The Footprint
As Jens struggles to win the sympathy of the jury, he and Elizabeth present conflicting alibis.
5. College Friends
The trial takes a dramatic turn when Elizabeth takes the witness stand, describing herself as Lady MacBeth.
Absolutely enthralling. I love how the narrative unfolds and makes the viewer think, question, and analyze the words and "truths" that are being told to the audience. What you think you know at the beginning will be turned on its head by the last episode. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoyed the Thin Blue Line, HBO's The Jinx, and Netflix's The Keepers.
I'm really digging all the making a murderer series lately
i have followed this case - admittedly, mostly only vaguely, through national media reports - since the crime occurred. this documentary, however, provides an explosive & deep exposure of yet another terrible miscarriage of american justice. it is a searing film, parts almost unwatchable: the details of the crime itself