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The NRSC also is seeking documentation of Mr. Kaine’s actions from state and federal agencies. Party leaders have appealed to the Brunswick and Buckingham correctional facilities after their requests under the Freedom of Information Act were denied. Mr. Walsh said the committee is waiting for a response from the departments of State and Justice.

The son of a German diplomat, Soering was convicted by a Bedford County Circuit Court jury of two counts of first-degree murder in a case that made international headlines.

Soering has long maintained his innocence and has written a series of contemplative books from prison. He has said that his girlfriend, Elizabeth Haysom, killed her parents, and that he confessed to spare her the death penalty. Soering also has said he thought at the time that he was entitled to diplomatic immunity and would be extradited to Germany and sentenced as a juvenile to less than 10 years.

Now 44, he has been eligible for parole since 2003 and goes up for consideration later this year.