The story of Jens Söring and Elisabeth Haysom who may have brutally murdered her parents.
Marking the first American trial to be televised nationwide, the murder convictions of Elizabeth Haysom and her German boyfriend Jens Soering sent shockwaves through the rural community of Bedford County, Virginia, and sparked an international media sensation. On September 4, 1990, Jens Soering received two life sentences for the murders of Elizabeth’s parents, Derek and Nancy Haysom.
Elizabeth, a product of European boarding schools, and Jens, the son of a diplomat, fell in love at the University of Virginia while students. They were both arrested in London and extradited to the United States, and have now spent over 30 years behind bars. Journalist Karin Steinberger and filmmaker Marcus Vetter were the last media allowed to record and film an interview with Soering. Utilizing previously undisclosed evidence and unheard testimony, the investigative film reveals a mismanaged, or perhaps completely corrupted, judicial process.
The film, for all of its true-crime conventions — including an opening shot that leers into the gruesome murder scene through a series of police photographs — establishes both a timeline and a steady trickle of reasonable doubt through its two-hour run time.— The Daily Progress
Featuring compelling real-life figures who practically invite casting guesses for the inevitable Hollywood dramatization, Killing for Love should easily satisfy viewers who can't get enough of this stuff.— Hollywood Reporter
A new documentary makes its US premiere at the Virginia film festival on Saturday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville – where Söring and Haysom first met in 1984.— The Guardian