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Where are Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom now?

Netflix’s “Till Murder Do Us Part: Soering vs Haysom” dominates the top spot-on Netflix, intriguing fans with the baffling double homicide of 1985. The series centers on the court case between ex-lovers Elizabeth Haysom and Jens Soering, who wove a complex tale surrounding the murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom. Both faced conviction and prison time for the gruesome crime but have since been released. So, where are Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom now?

Authorities convicted Soering and Haysom of orchestrating the 1985 double murder of her parents, Derek and Nancy Haysom, in Bedford County, Virginia. London authorities arrested them for shoplifting and check fraud, and during questioning, they confessed to the horrifying murders, leading to their sentencing.

Where are Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom now?

Initially, Jens confessed to killing Elizabeth’s parents but later claimed he did so to protect his girlfriend at the time, believing he would have diplomatic immunity due to his father’s position as a German diplomat. Jens pled not guilty but was ultimately convicted of murdering Derek and Nancy. He received two consecutive life sentences.

Despite his multiple parole requests during his 33-year incarceration at Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Virginia, Jens remained imprisoned. He authored eight books during this time, many focusing on his imprisonment and his conversion from Buddhism to Catholicism. In 2019, at the age of 53, he returned to Germany, citing it as ‘the best day of his life.’ According to the Washington Post, he is currently residing in Germany and is prohibited from returning to the US or contacting Elizabeth Haysom or the Haysom family.

Since his release from prison, Jens has had an active television career, with the Netflix documentary being just one of the many TV shows he has appeared on.

Unlike Jens, Elizabeth has remained largely out of the spotlight since her incarceration. In 1987, she pled guilty to two counts of accessory before the fact to murder. She testified at Jens’ trial, claiming she manipulated him into killing her parents because they disapproved of their relationship.

Elizabeth served a total of 32 years of her two life sentences at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in Troy, Virginia. In 2019, she was granted parole and was not pardoned. She was deported to Canada, where it is believed she currently resides.

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Jens Soering Early Life and Relationship with Elizabeth Haysom

Jens Soering, born on August 1, 1966, in Bangkok, relocated to the United States in 1977. He enrolled at the University of Virginia, where he formed a relationship with fellow student Elizabeth Haysom.

Over the next several months, they exchanged numerous handwritten letters, passionately expressing their love and affection. Reports suggest that Elizabeth confided in Jens, recounting the hours spent discussing the assault she endured and expressing frustration with her parents’ indifference. She revealed how they chose to send her overseas to school instead of addressing the painful situation.

Furthermore, she disclosed details about her attempts to run away on multiple occasions. Despite Haysom’s parents disliking Soering, she had already resolved to be with him. In 1985, the deeply in love couple traveled to Washington, spent the weekend there, and then returned to Charlottesville. Allegations arose that they had made the trip to falsify an alibi.

The Murder Case of Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom

On March 30, 1985, Soering reportedly visited Haysom’s parents at their Virginia home and killed both of them. According to The Crime Wire, Jens Soering slashed Derek deeply with a pocket knife and repeatedly stabbed Nancy. The discovery of their bodies did not happen immediately after the murder. However, the investigation uncovered some disturbing details as it progressed.

Initially, Haysom and Soering were not the prime suspects in the Haysoms murders. In April 1986, six months post-murder, authorities arrested Soering and Haysom in England for $9,000 in fake check-related crimes. Police contacted US law enforcement after discovering Haysom’s letters to Soering, discussing her parents’ murder.

Soering confessed to the murders, and law enforcement brought him back to Virginia. Meanwhile, Haysom pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of accessory to murder. However, as soon as the trial began in the United States, Soering proclaimed his innocence and entered a not-guilty plea. He claimed he had stayed back in Washington D.C. while Haysom had driven back to Virginia to murder her parents. He also reportedly admitted that he confessed to the murder because he wanted to save his girlfriend from the electric chair.

The trial concluded with the court finding Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom guilty in the gruesome double-murder case. Authorities sentenced Soering to two life sentences, and Haysom received a total of 90 years – 45 years for each count of murder. Where are Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom now?

The authorities paroled Elizabeth Haysom and Jens Soering in November 2019. Haysom was deported back to Canada and kept a low profile since her release. On the other hand, Soering was deported to Germany and has been living there since then.

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