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  • Combo picture, released June 25, 1990, of Elizabeth Haysom, left, and Jens Soering, who have been arrested for the murder of Elizabeth's parents at their home in Bedord County, Va. Image of Haysom is 1987 filer, and Soering is 1990 filer. (AP Photo)

    GOP smells blood in Virginia Senate race

    A newly discovered connection between U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine and convicted double murderer Jens Soering has prompted renewed attacks by Republicans on an issue over which the Democratic former governor has long been perceived as vulnerable.

  • German national Jens Soering was convicted in Bedford County, Va., of killing his girlfriend's parents in 1985. (Associated Press)

    GOP smells blood in Virginia Senate race

    A newly discovered connection between U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine and convicted double murderer Jens Soering has prompted renewed attacks by Republicans on an issue over which the Democratic former governor has long been perceived as vulnerable.

  • German national Jens Soering was convicted in Bedford County, Va., of killing his girlfriend's parents in 1985. (Associated Press)

    McDonnell rejects latest appeal from Soering

    Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has turned down Jens Soering yet again — this time denying the convicted killer's request that he be recommended for parole.

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Senate candidate Tim Kaine, a Democrat, has been pressured by Republicans to release documents that could further explain his decision as governor of Virginia to transfer convicted murderer Jens Soering to German custody.

    Kaine pressed for data on killer

    Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine says he is not sure whether he has the authority to release documents from his gubernatorial archives that could provide details about his decision to transfer convicted murderer Jens Soering to the custody of German authorities.

  • Double-murderer Jens Soering likely would have served two years, rather than life in prison, if sent to his native Germany. (Associated Press)

    Gubernatorial decision on killer now haunts candidate Kaine

    Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine's last-minute attempt to return an imprisoned murderer to his native Germany, where he likely would have been freed in two years, is threatening to emerge as a key early issue in one of the most anticipated U.S. Senate races next year.

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