The Truth About True Crime with Amanda Knox Podcast
When a respected, small-town Virginian couple was found gruesomely butchered one April morning in 1985, the community was left stunned as investigators scrambled to solve the mystery of their murder. What unfolded next is a story of love, lies, and betrayal as Jens Soering was convicted for the crime. But, over thirty years later, does his conviction still stand? This season, on The Truth About True Crime, host Amanda Knox explores the perplexing and sensationalized case from the docu-series Killing for Love, streaming on Sundance Now. Listen as she untangles a tale of obsessed young lovers, murder, and a shocking miscarriage of justice that eerily parallels her own story.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
Great job Amanda. Question - Can the DNA of the two men be tested in our national system to see if there is a match?
Great job Amanda. The confession is what boggles the mind and you explain how it can happen. Can’t wait for your next podcast.