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

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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)

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Jens Soering speaks during an interview at the Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Va., Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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

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ASSOCIATED PRESS 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.

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Jens Soering, the son of a German diplomat, was a University of Virginia student when the Haysoms were killed. He is serving two life sentences.

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