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Vigilantes. They’re our heroes, our dark reflection, our cultural obsession. This season, Amanda Knox explores multiple stories of vigilante justice, starting with the still-unsolved murder of a small town’s tormentor — the story at the heart of the SundanceTV docu-series No One Saw a Thing. From murderous gang hunters and vengeful fathers to real-life avengers and internet cat-fishers, join Knox as she examines justice outside of the law. The views, information or opinions expressed during this podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of AMC Networks and its employees.

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Vigilantes. They’re our heroes, our dark reflection, our cultural obsession. This season, Amanda Knox explores multiple stories of vigilante justice, starting with the still-unsolved murder of a small town’s tormentor — the story at the heart of the SundanceTV docu-series No One Saw a Thing. From murderous gang hunters and vengeful fathers to real-life avengers and internet cat-fishers, join Knox as she examines justice outside of the law.
Killing for Love: The Cost

Killing for Love: The Cost

2019-07-1000:45:511

How does a wrongful conviction change a person, a society, a system? When a person is wrongfully convicted, the consequences have life-long effects on everyone involved. In the final episode of the season, Amanda looks back at all of the people fighting for Jens’s freedom and cost each has paid, the cost society has paid, and the cost Jens himself has paid. And she asks the hardest question of all: what does it mean if nothing changes?
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These inalienable rights are the bedrock of the United States of America, protected by a justice system built and implemented by its citizens; citizens who believe in truth, justice, and the right to a fair trial--but also citizens with flaws, biases, pride, and ego. For a prisoner like Jens Soering, a man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for decades, what are the political, bureaucratic, and psychological obstacles keeping him from freedom?
Enchantress. Manipulator. Psychopath. Elizabeth Haysom has been called many things in the three decades since her parents’ murders, but who is she really? After playing a pivotal role in the conviction of her former lover, Jens Soering, Elizabeth has remained a black box about what truly happened the night of the murders. But, after stripping away the lies, opinions and hyperbole, is she really the monster she’s made out to be?
Big Crime, Small TownWhen the brutal double homicide of Derek and Nancy Haysom rocked sleepy Bedford County, authorities and investigators felt the pressure to solve the crime as quickly as possible. But, in convicting Jens Soering, did investigators truly follow the evidence in their desperation to close the case? Did the judge and prosecution put justice first? And were the citizens and media of Bedford County willing to give an outsider the chance he deserved?
Fifteen months after the Haysoms’ murder, Jens Soering found himself in an interrogation room in England, confessing to a crime that many believe he didn’t commit. Looking at Jens as the first suspect of his continued imprisonment, is there more to his confession than the lies he knowingly and willingly gave? What about the investigators? What about his rights? And what is the state of mind of a nineteen-year-old in love?
To date, Jens has exhausted all his appeals, he’s been denied parole 14 times, and now, his only hope of release rests with a pardon petition by the Governor of Virginia. But he's not fighting this fight alone. He has the President on his side. No, not that President. The President on West Wing, Martin Sheen. In a special bonus episode, Amanda Knox asks one of the most outspoken advocates for Jen’s freedom what it means to throw out that lifeline of support, and what it means for Jens to grab hold on it.
Killing for Love: Two Crimes

Killing for Love: Two Crimes

2019-06-0500:36:161

The killing of Derek and Nancy Haysom was a brutal crime that happened in a single turbulent moment on March 30th, 1985. Ever since then, the pool of evidence has been growing, calling Jens Soering’s murder conviction into question. The newly tested DNA reveals that there's a second crime here beyond the murders of the Haysoms. And this crime hit Amanda even closer to home.
In 1985, socialites Derek and Nancy Haysom were brutally murdered in their home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The suspects were two young lovers; the first, the victims’ own daughter, a beautiful and aloof young woman; the second, her boyfriend, the dorky son of a German diplomat. She accused him of carrying out the murders for her sake. He, in turn, accused her. They’ve both been in prison for the last 33 years. In this episode, Amanda Knox dives deep into the tangled web of dark secrets surrounding the Haysom murders, and finds chilling echoes of her own case.
When a respected, small-town Virginian couple was found gruesomely butchered one April morning in 1985, the community was left stunned as investigators scrambled to solve the mystery of their murder. What unfolded next is a story of love, lies, and betrayal as Jens Soering was convicted for the crime. But, over thirty years later, does his conviction still stand? This season, on The Truth About True Crime, host Amanda Knox explores the perplexing and sensationalized case from the docu-series Killing for Love, streaming on Sundance Now. Listen as she untangles a tale of obsessed young lovers, heinous murders, and a shocking miscarriage of justice that eerily parallels her own story.
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