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March 30, 1985: The day Derek and Nancy Haysom were murdered . . . killing for love

It remains one of the most brutal crimes of our times.

Haysom crime scene photos

On March 30, 1985, Derek and Nancy Haysom are discovered brutally murdered at their home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The arrest and conviction of the couple’s daughter Elizabeth, a scholarship student at the University of Virginia, and her boyfriend Jens Söring, the brilliant son of a German diplomat, set off a media frenzy, becoming the first trial of its kind to be nationally televised. But what if the justice system got it all wrong?

The gripping true crime tale Kliiling for Love untangles the web of romantic obsession and betrayal that may have led an innocent man to make the ultimate sacrifice for love: take the fall for a murder he didn’t commit. The IFC Films theatrical release, called “engrossing and unnerving” by the Daily Telegraph, features the voices of Daniel Brühl and Imogen Poots.