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.
6. Chasing Freedom
Despite new evidence supporting Jens’ innocence, Elizabeth breaks a 20-year silence to keep him in prison. Is the real murderer still out there?
Pod 1: The Catalyst
In this episode, Amanda Knox dives deep into the tangled web of dark secrets surrounding the Haysom murders, and finds chilling echoes of her own case.
Pod 2: Two Crimes
The killing of Derek and Nancy Haysom was a brutal crime that happened in a single turbulent moment on March 30th, 1985. Ever since then, the pool of evidence has been growing, calling Jens Soering’s murder conviction into question. The newly tested DNA reveals that there's a second crime here beyond the murders of the Haysoms. And this crime hit Amanda even closer to home.
Pod 3: Martin Sheen - Life Lines
In a special bonus episode, Amanda Knox asks one of the most outspoken advocates for Jen’s freedom what it means to throw out that lifeline of support, and what it means for Jens to grab hold on it.
Pod 4: The Confession
Fifteen months after the Haysoms’ murder, Jens Soering found himself in an interrogation room in England, confessing to a crime he didn’t commit. But who’s truly to blame for his continued imprisonment?
Pod 5: Big Crime, Small Town
When authorities convicted Jens Soering of double homicide, did investigators truly follow the evidence? Did the courts put justice first? And did the county give Jens the chance he deserved?
Pod 6: The Black Box
Pivotal in the conviction of Jens Soering, Elizabeth Haysom remains silent about the truth of her parents’ murders. But strip away all of the lies and hyperbole surrounding her, and who is she really?
Pod 7: Grinding Gears
Imprisoned by a justice system run by the flawed and fallible citizens it protects, what hope does Jens Soering have to be released? What political and psychological blocks are standing in his way?
It’s very pathetic that not many can see that Elizabeth was the liar and manipulator in this case. Virginia should be ashamed of themselves for allowing such an injustice. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the woman is pure evil!!! Disgusted with Virginia court system!!
Excellent! Incredible story and such a tragedy. Definitely binge worthy.
Very well told!
Omg! This is a MUST watch and listen to the pod cast!!!
It is a great shame to the state of Virginia that Jens is still in prison. Ricky Gardner and Jim Updike built their careers on this case. All the while the real killer is s stillout there.