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free convicted killer jens soering continued as the virginia parole board held a hearing for him early this evening. germany's amssador and its former president were among those asking the board to let soering return to germany.mark tenia from our sister station in richmond spoke with soaring's attorney and the german ambassador today bout why they feel the d-n-a evidance will help set him free. :28:55 for decades soering has claimed his innocence after being convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend elizabeth haysom's parents in lynchburg in 1985. soering, the son of a german diplomat, says he made a false confession. authorities maintain they have the right man, but in the past few months, independent investigations by former police officers, detectives, and dna experts have claimed soering is innocent."i think the case today is so strong that with the evidence that we have jens soering would never have even been charged with murders, let alone been tried, let alone been convicted," said soering's attorney steven rosenfieldrosenfield has been representing soering for the past seven years, working to get him freed. tuesday he got some serious back-up as germany's ambassador, along with its former president, attended a parole board hearing for "never before in the history of the an ambassador been hearing," said rosenfield. convinced of the soering," said wittig..says they believe exonerates soering. they're asking the return him to "we would assume full responsibility germany," said it's a request repeatedly denied in the past, but their case is just as for soering himself, rosenfield "it's a precious notion of hope, but fortunately jens has it, and that probably what's said rosenfield. in addition to seeking parole soering's attorney has asked the governor for a pardon. the governor's office says they have reviewed his case but have yet to investigate his latest petition, as they do so in the order that the requests are received. a




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