Wrongful Conviction? Former Investigator Discusses Jens Soering

Former Virginia Deputy Sheriff Chuck Reid investigated a double homicide in 1984. It would be a year before the murdered couple's daughter, Elizabeth Haysom, and her boyfriend, Jens Soering, who met as students at the University of Virginia, were arrested. Soering confessed then recanted. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Haysom is serving a 90-year sentence. Soering, son of a German diplomat, has maintained his innocence for 31 years. He says he confessed to spare Haysom. Chuck Reid now believes in Soering's innocence. This interview was conducted on January 11, 2017.