Expert In Police Interrogation Reviews Claimed False Confession
Jens Soering was convicted in 1990 on two counts of first-degree murder in Virginia. The victims, Derek and Nancy Haysom, were the parents of Jens then-girlfriend, Elizabeth Haysom.
Jens, who initially confessed to the 1985 murders, later withdrew his confession.
Dr. Andy Griffiths, an expert in police interrogation, analyzed Jens’ confession. “The main problem with it is that it suffers from quite a common trait in poor interrogations,” he claims.
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Watch the video above to find out what Dr. Griffiths says about “coerced false confessions” and why some people admit to crimes they haven’t committed.
On Friday’s episode, Jens, who claims DNA evidence excludes him from the Haysom crime scene, says he never expected to make parole and believed he would die in prison. He was released in 2019 and deported to his native Germany.
This episode airs Friday. Check here to find out where you can watch more from Dr. Phil’s exclusive interview with Jens Soering.