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Jens Soering Sues McDonnell Over Transfer Decision

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A diplomat's son serving two life terms for murder in Virginia is suing Gov. Bob McDonnell over his refusal to transfer the man to a German prison.

Jens Soering's lawsuit asks the court to determine whether McDonnell had the authority to revoke his predecessor's request for the transfer.

Soering filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Richmond City Circuit Court.

McDonnell spokeswoman Taylor Thornley told the newspaper that the administration wasn't aware of the lawsuit.

The 44-year-old Soering was convicted for the 1985 stabbing deaths of his then-girlfriend's parents, Derek and Nancy Haysom, in Bedford County.

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