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Sheriff supports freedom bid for Jens Soering, convicted of 1985 double murder

Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding (left) and state Sen. Ryan T. McDougle, R-Hanover, listened as Gil Harrington, mother of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, addressed the Senate Courts of Justice Committee at the General Assembly Building in Richmond in January 2015.

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Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding (left) and state Sen. Ryan T. McDougle, R-Hanover, listened as Gil Harrington, mother of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, addressed the Senate Courts of Justice Committee at the General Assembly Building in Richmond in January 2015.

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Albermarle sheriff supports freedom bid for Soering, convicted of 1985 double murder

Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding is supporting a bid for freedom for Jens Soering, a German national convicted of the 1985 murders of his girlfriend’s parents in Bedford County.

And a new report from an expert requested by Soering’s lawyer questions the work done by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science in 2009, which subjected evidence recovered from the bloody crime scene to DNA testing not available at the time of the murders.

In a case that has generated national and international attention for decades — recently a German film and an American book — Soering has a pardon request pending before Gov. Terry McAuliffe based in part on the DNA test results.

Reached by telephone Tuesday, Harding said, “I would hope [McAuliffe] would at least consider a conditional pardon and let him go back to Germany.”

In his 19-page letter to McAuliffe, Harding said that after spending 200 hours as a volunteer

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Sheriff supports freedom bid for Jens Soering convicted of 1985 double murder

Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding is supporting a bid for freedom for Jens Soering, a German national convicted of the 1985 murders of his girlfriend’s parents in Bedford County.

And a new report from an expert requested by Soering’s lawyer questions the work done by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science in 2009, which subjected evidence recovered from the bloody crime scene to DNA testing not available at the time of the murders.

In a case that has generated national and international attention for decades — recently a German film and an American book — Soering has a pardon request pending before Gov. Terry McAuliffe based in part on the DNA test results.

Reached by telephone Tuesday, Harding said, “I would hope (McAuliffe) would at least consider a conditional pardon and let him go back to Germany.”

In his 19-page letter to McAuliffe, Harding said that after spending 200 hours as a volunteer

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Sheriff’s bloodhound picks up trail of alleged Claremont burglar, but suspect sneaks away



CLAREMONT Claremont police received a little help from a four-legged crime fighter in tracking down a man possibly linked to a home break-in Monday.

Rancho Cucamonga sheriff’s station’s bloodhound Dare was brought in to track a burglar after police determined the person who broke into a Claremont home had cut himself on window glass, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s statement.

Officers followed the bloody trail for about 2 miles until it disappeared near Garey Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in Pomona, officials said.

Dare and his handler, Deputy Ryan Girard, were requested to assist.

Dare acquired the scent

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