Albemarle Sheriff to hold press conference regarding Jens Soering

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding will hold a press conference Wednesday and is expected to outline new information, in regards to Jen Soering's murder conviction and pending pardon request.

Soering was a University of Virginia student who was convicted of a double murder in 1985.

Sheriff Harding believes Soering is innocent based on evidence.

Harding wrote a 19 page letter to McAuliffe, supporting Soering's release and deportation back to Germany, which Harding will address during the press conference.

Soering is currently serving two life sentences after being found guilty of murdering Nancy and Derek Haysom .

The conference starts at 1:15 p.m.

CBS19 will have a reporter and bring you the updates both on-air and online.

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