Hours before leaving the VA Governor’s mansion, Tim Kaine, requested that the Department of Justice transfer convicted murderer Jens Soering to Germany for the remainder of his prison sentence. Soering is a German national whose father was a diplomat at the time his son joined with his girlfriend, Elizabeth Hayson, and killed her parents in a grisly double murder in Bedford in 1985.
New VA Governor Bob McDonnell requested that Soering NOT be transferred to Germany where he would only serve an additional 2 years and then be set free.
This last minute pardon got way more publicity than would normally have been received because of the similarity to Bill Clinton’s exit-day pardon of Mark Rich, a Clinton campaign donor.
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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