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Tells Dutch Paper He Was Coerced by Peruvian Police Into Signing Statements, Was Promised He'd Be Transferred to Holland

(AP) A Dutch newspaper that interviewed Joran van der Sloot in his prison cell in Lima, Peru, said Monday he has retracted his confession to the killing of a young woman there.

De Telegraaf said the 22-year-old Dutchman claims he only signed papers admitting killing Stephany Flores because he was intimidated by police and had been promised he would be transferred to the Netherlands if he confessed.

"I was very scared and confused during the interrogations and wanted to get away," the paper quoted him as saying. "In my blind panic, I signed everything, but didn't even know what it said."

De Telegraaf: "I Was Framed" (in Dutch)

Van der Sloot is the main suspect in Flores' May 30 killing in a Lima hotel, exactly 5 years after the still unsolved disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway on Aruba. He met both women in casinos, and both were last seen alive in his company.

Peruvian President Alan Garcia has said Van der Sloot will have to be tried in Flores' death before any extradition request can be considered. In addition to possible involvement in Holloway's disappearance, for which Van der Sloot has not been charged, he is wanted by the FBI on suspicion of attempting to extort money from the Holloway family.

If convicted of killing Flores, he faces from 15 to 35 years in prison in Peru.

Prosecutors allege Van der Sloot killed Flores in his hotel room, where her body was found, with "ferocity and great cruelty." According to a transcript of the confession, he elbowed the young woman in the nose, strangled her with both hands, threw her to the floor, took off his bloodied shirt and asphyxiated her.

The newspaper said he now says that's not true.

"I was tricked," the paper quoted Van der Sloot as saying of Flores' killing. "I'll explain later how it all happened."

He is scheduled to be interviewed by a judge in Lima this week.

A self-avowed compulsive liar, Van der Sloot has several times given and retracted admissions of involvement in Holloway's disappearance.

He is being held in a segregated block of the maximum-security Castro Castro prison in eastern Lima. He asked to be separated from the main prison population out of fear for his life.

For now he has his own 6.6-by-11.5-foot cell, which is adjacent to that of a reputed Colombian hit man, with whom he shares a television set.

Van der Sloot told the Telegraaf that rats crawl into his room through his toilet hole at night.

His mother Anita van der Sloot said in an interview published by the same newspaper over the weekend that Van der Sloot suffers from mental problems. She said she doesn't believe he had killed Holloway, but if he killed Flores "he'll have to pay the price" and she didn't plan to visit him in jail.

Holloway's father Dave has called on Van der Sloot to reveal anything he knows about the location of her body, which has never been found. Van der Sloot has said he will only talk about the matter with Aruba authorities.

Flores' father Ricardo told the Associated Press in an earlier interview that his daughter had resisted her attacker, who he is certain was Van der Sloot. He said the Dutchman would be linked to the crime by DNA evidence retrieved from under her fingernails.

He said he hopes that Van der Sloot will eventually be punished for the deaths of both women "so that there can be justice."

Van der Sloot Retracts Murder Confession - CBS News
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Next will be a mental defect for the defense.
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Next will be a mental defect for the defense.
I wonder what the facilities are like in Peru for the criminaly insane.
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Joran can recant and retract his confession if he thinks that will help his cause. They can throw it out altogether and just proceed on the physical and circumstantial evidence. They've got him dead to rights.
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Joran can recant and retract his confession if he thinks that will help his cause. They can throw it out altogether and just proceed on the physical and circumstantial evidence. They've got him dead to rights.

Exactly Charlie!!

Peru's standard of guilt is 'a preponderance of the evidence', not 'beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Elaine,

Whoa, I had never heard he blocked his ears with the Aruban authorities, that's good.....hopefully he'll try the same tactics here and get the judges really stirred up......amazing how it's the same old story......he tells a story, then retracts, tells a story and retracts, which you can probably do cause there is no evidence and body.....BUT THIS TIME it isn't going to work, he can back pedal all he wants the DNA and cameras have sealed his fate this time......Peru says that are not interested in send ing him any wheres, he will serve his time in Peru......

I feel so bad for Anita Van Der Sloot, say a brief interview of her over the weekend from Dutch TV and she acknowledged Joran has a "mental illness" and a big problem with lying......with Joran's two younger brothers to raise on her own and this, my heart really goes out to her......a terrible desk of cards she has been dealt.

Lizzardo....I hope you are well and your folks are doing OK....
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Tomorrow there will be an interview on the TV here with Anita. I saw some previews, one where she says that she wished he would drop from the face of the earth.
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Thanks Sandra... it's being reported he's retracting his confession and claiming his rights were violated - they have to get a ruling from the higher court before they can proceed with comparing his confession to the evidence...and, that can take a week or more.


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Peru: Joran van der Sloot refuses to answer court interrogatory

Joran van der Sloot refused to answer the judge's questions, thus frustrating the first interrogatory in Court on Stephany Flores' murder.

Van der Sloot remained silent and did not answer any of the questions of the interrogatory, formulated by judge Carlos Morales Córdova and the prosecutor assigned by the state.

The facts were summarized in an official act.

According to van del Sloot's lawyer, Maximo Altez (who has not left the case yet), the defendant is not going to answer any question until Justice authorities accept the habeas corpus that they have requested, seeking that police investigation on van der Sloot's case is declared null.

Van der Sloot claims now that he was "tricked" to sign a confession, and his defense seeks the nullity of the process.

He also refuses to declared to local media, despite having declared for a newspaper from Netherlands.

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Lima, Peru (CNN) -- Joran van der Sloot told a judge Monday that his rights and due process were violated after his arrest in connection with the killing of a Peruvian woman, his attorney told CNN.

The judge will decide on the legality of van der Sloot's incarceration by Wednesday, lawyer Maximo Altez said. If the ruling is unfavorable to van der Sloot, Altez said he is prepared to appeal to the highest court.

While in front of the judge, however, van der Sloot declined to give a formal statement on the facts of the case, according to the court. The reason he gave was the ongoing motion for habeas corpus, which he hopes will nullify the statements he gave to police that led to his imprisonment.

Van der Sloot's decision will not hold up the legal proceedings against from advancing, the court said.


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Elaine, I didn't know about the putting his fingers in his ears thing either! How the hell did I miss that detail? Idiot....

I really, really wish they'd just lock him up and throw away the key. His crap is just so tiring! So many resources, money, manpower, time, energy, emotion, etc. is being wasted on this, this total waste of a man.
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Yeah, he got a little tired of answering questions at some point in the interrogations, and decided he didn't want to hear or talk anymore. Kinda like today!!

Your phraseology's so much nicer than the things I'd like to say, but I must leave it at that or I'd have to ban myself from the board, and I'd really be more than too sad, I'd be very sad!

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Elaine, I didn't know about the putting his fingers in his ears thing either! How the hell did I miss that detail? Idiot....

I really, really wish they'd just lock him up and throw away the key. His crap is just so tiring! So many resources, money, manpower, time, energy, emotion, etc. is being wasted on this, this total waste of a man.
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Yeah, he got a little tired of answering questions at some point in the interrogations, and decided he didn't want to hear or talk anymore. Kinda like today!!

Your phraseology's so much nicer than the things I'd like to say, but I must leave it at that or I'd have to ban myself from the board, and I'd really be more than too sad, I'd be very sad!
Yeah, sorry - I may have gotten a bit carried away. But honestly, I am truly holding back! You should hear the gutter mouth I have about this topic off the board. You'd think 10 years of Catholic school (ugh) would have cleaned me up a little, but nooooo. Oh well, I may not be pure of mouth, but I try to be pure of spirit and soul. And I would be EXTREMELY UTTERLY sad if you were ever banned from this board!
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i don't think there is a chance of her being banned so don't worry.

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Yeah, sorry - I may have gotten a bit carried away. But honestly, I am truly holding back! You should hear the gutter mouth I have about this topic off the board. You'd think 10 years of Catholic school (ugh) would have cleaned me up a little, but nooooo. Oh well, I may not be pure of mouth, but I try to be pure of spirit and soul. And I would be EXTREMELY UTTERLY sad if you were ever banned from this board!
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i don't think there is a chance of her being banned so don't worry.

LOL, I didn't really think so. I'm sure you would just ban her from banning herself, right?
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On CNN this morning, following JVS's claim that he was "tricked" into confessing and had his civil rights violated, now his mother has laid quite the foundation for severe mental unstability. He was severely affected by this father's death, yada yada yada. She also said he was suppposed to be admitted to a high level mental institution and that's why he fled to Peru - to avoid that. But did I hear right? That if JVS can successfully play that mentally disturbed card in Peru, the sentence may only carry 3-6 years? Not that there's any doubt that he's unstable, of course he is, but he's not delusional. And I think they said that according to Peruvian law, you have to be delusional, not just mentally unstable. (Something along the lines of God speaking to him, or getting orders from a dog, etc.)

And it keeps on keeping on.
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"IF ONLY I HAD LISTENED TO MY MOTHER"

by our special reporters John van den Heuvel and Bert Huisjes

LIMA (Peru), Tuesday

Patience is usually rewarded. After two and a half hours of waiting in an endless row of Peruvian family members of prisoners, finally the solid steel door of the infamous Castro Castro prison in Lima swings open. Followed by passport control, body scans and two body searches. After passing two gates follows a courtyard adjacent to a cell block.

Under prying eyes and shouts in the distance another gate opens. Then there is the sudden confrontation with the most hated man of the moment: Joran van der Sloot. He gives a firm handshake and we sit at a plastic table. The guard steps aside discreetly.

What's it like in here? Is the tentative opening question. Dressed in a red polo and khaki pants ("got it from the embassy") Van der Sloot is being cautious. "It's ok. I'm managing. Since a few days I have a mattress so I sleep a bit better. At night, rats crawl from the toilet hole into my cell. To counter that I put a thick layer of wet newspapers on top of the hole. I can't bear the thought of a rat gnawing on my ear."

Yet he will not complain, he says. "The fact that I'm here, is my own fault. My lawyer told me that I have to stay here at least two years. That's how long it takes for the trial to begin. I try to make the best of it."
He is happy with the clothes and toiletries that his mother arranged for him. "It's autumn and occasionally it gets cold ... so a few sweaters were very welcome." When he hears that his mother is not planning to come and visit, he nods subdued. "I understand, I caused her and many others too much pain. If only I had only listened to her."

During the conversation the Colombian neighbor of Van der Sloot behind bars, looks interested. "He is suspected of six contract killings," says Van der Sloot. "Sometimes he jokes that he'll kill me too for $75,000. But we get along fine and sometimes we play cards together. When asked if he killed Stephany Flores, the answer is short. "I will say absolutely nothing about that. My lawyer doesn't allow me to." But is it correct that he has made a confession? "All the papers that the Peruvians are showing now, they made me sign with false promises. If I signed them, I would be extradited to the Netherlands. I was so panicked that I signed everything they put in front of me. In Chile they have lied to me and told me I had to go to Peru. In retrospect, I could have just gotten on a plane in Chile to the Netherlands."

Van der Sloot said that he hadn't been mistreated during interrogations. "But there was a big bowl of water next to the desk during one of the hearings. They said they would put my head in if I was not cooperating." The embassy visits him once a week and they pay him 30 euros a month for shopping in a little prison shop. The food is almost literally bread and water, says Van der Sloot. "In the morning, watery tea and a dry bun. In the afternoon we get rice and beans. I can buy something extra at a small restaurant, but you must also pay the guards to get it into your cell." Grinning, he says that his lawyer has received letters with marriage proposals of Peruvian women. "One wants to get pregnant by me," said Van der Sloot. But he realizes full well that many Peruvians want to drink his blood, even in prison. "That's why I would rather stay in this hallway," says van der Sloot. "The director said that it's better for my own safety."

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He has not used the word regret in relation to the murder of Stephany. About the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, he is completely done talking, says Van der Sloot. However, looking back now he has "great regret" that he went to Peru from Aruba. In the police file it seems that one of his fellow poker players, Elton Garcia, has all the papers of an American federal agent with him. On one of the casino images he can be seen as a handsome man with dark sunglasses. Garcia was the one who on Tuesday night caused the body of Stephany (21) to be found. Van der Sloot was already on the run. He had the manager of the Atlantic City casino call the hotel to ask if Van der Sloot was in his room.
According to him, because he had a diner appointment with Van der Sloot, who besides he "barely knew". When nobody answered the hotel room door and a 'smell' was observed, the porter came in with the manager. They found Stephany.
In fact, Garcia has a more important role. He arrived eight days before Van der Sloot in the Peruvian capital Lima and took up residence there in Hotel Tac, a low budget hotel, which also can be booked per hour.
He had met Van der Sloot as "a poker player" and asked him to come to Lima for a poker tournament. There would be a lot of money to be won. He also ensured that Van der Sloot moved into the Hotel Tac, where Garcia was staying already.

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Van der Sloot says about that: "That Garcia had arranged and paid everything for me. In retrospect I just want to hit myself in the head that I let him lure me. I barely knew the guy. It was just a setup. "
In the file, Garcia is also questioned by the police. He declares that he is one of the hundred best professional poker players in the world. He says he knew Van der Sloot from the internet and had met him at the casino, where he and Stephany played poker. When he heard that Stephany was missing, he was said to be worried about the both of them. He told the police he feared that both probably were "abducted", which is why he had someone call Van der Sloots room. Did the FBI have an interest to continue the operation after the sting operation in Aruba? Without a doubt. In Aruba the private detective of the Holloways paid $ 25,000 to Van der Sloot, while filmed by the FBI. Ten thousand in cash, 15,000 was wired. But Van der Sloot would have to be away from Aruba, in order to arrest him. For extortion, he could not be extradited at that moment because Aruba only extradites for drug offenses.

When Van der Sloot was preparing to have himself admitted in the Netherlands, as his mother says, the fear was that he would be out of the picture completely. Peru was a better destination. This would explain the invitation of Garcia.
Did Van der Sloot commit his crime under the eyes of the FBI? What could an FBI agent do when he discovers a dead Stephany? He would have to find a way to tell the police.
And was the hotel prepared by the FBI? Very remarkable are the images of the door of his hotel room. It is striking that one and possibly even two cameras were pointed right at his door, in one of the images the doorknob is on the other side.
For Van der Sloots attorney Maximo Altez it is crystal clear. The FBI lured him to Peru to have him arrested and extradited. But Altez doesn't want to anticipate his tactics. However he denies that he has resigned from the defense. "My family had to go underground and the windows of my office were smashed, but I will keep fighting," said Altez, himself an ex-policeman, later after the interview with Van der Sloot in a hotel in Lima. "The police and law enforcement made huge mistakes and that's what I will now have a few procedures about. After that is over, that's when the trial will start. That is, if that will still go ahead because I think that I can get Joran out of prison.

These are all straws that Van der Sloot are grasping. He shudders at the thought of a long stay in Castro Castro, he says. "I don't want to think too much about it," he said when we said goodbye. A cleaner, the assassin and Van der Sloot watch as the gates open again for the visiters to leave and then slam shut. The endless waiting will begin again.
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only if we banned each other and that would have to be done like total perfect timing. otherwise, the one who was slower on the mouse would be banned and the other would be laughing.

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only if we banned each other and that would have to be done like total perfect timing. otherwise, the one who was slower on the mouse would be banned and the other would be laughing.
the visual I have of that is actually pretty funny...
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Ro, it was more fun before I became a moderator. I used to take it right to that very fine line. I said what I wanted to 'cept for maybe just an itty, bitty more!

Who am I kidding... I still go right to that line!! lol

I never really followed any case except to read about it here and there, and read articles in the paper when they appeared. This one's different... I've always had my opinion, and what happened in Peru only confirms the fact that what I feel in my heart has always been right. And, what's happening at this point in time in Peru is like dejavu! Same player, same story, same old, same old.!


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Joran FILES CHARGES
Van der Sloot Files Complaint Against Chief Detective, Says Reports - Crimesider - CBS News

Van der Sloot Files Complaint Against Chief Detective, Says Reports
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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Joran van der Sloot has filed a complaint of misconduct against chief of detectives Col. Miguel Canlla and other officials involved in his murder investigation, according to reports.



PICTURES: Van der Sloot Hotel Room Crime Scene


According to newspaper El Comercio, the Dutch national claims his arrest in Chile for the murder of Stephany Flores was executed without a proper warrant. He also states in the complaint that he was not given an official translator, which caused confusion.


"All this with the intention of pressuring me to accuse me of homicide," van der Sloot said in a document obtained by Peruvian television news program "24 Hours."


Van der Sloot, 22, has been charged with the premeditated murder of Flores in his hotel room in Lima, Peru - five years to the day after the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

He is the main suspect in Holloway's disappearance, but her body has never been found and he has never been charged.


According to Peruvian police, van der Sloot offered a complete confession to Flores' murder. Van der Sloot later claimed he only confessed because he was intimidated and was promised he would be extradited to the Netherlands.


He faces a sentence of 15 to 35 years, if convicted.


Graphic crime scene photos, obtained exclusively by 48 Hours | Mystery from sources close to the investigation and published exclusively by Crimesider, show a severely beaten Flores, her body badly bruised, her clothes stained with blood.


Complete Coverage of Joran van der Sloot on Crimesider


Van der Sloot Hotel Room Crime Scene
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Psychological report Joran: ‘Antisocial personality’
22 Jun, 2010, 08:25 (GMT -04:00)


ORANJESTAD/LIMA — Joran van der Sloot (22) has an antisocial personality, is quickly frustrated and has little respect for females. That is the conclusion of a psychological report, which plaintiffs presented to the judge yesterday.
As expected, Joran did not wish to make a statement when he appeared before the judge yesterday in the Castro Castro prison.
According to the report, Joran is ‘emotional immature’ and ‘tolerates no contradiction’. Moreover, the welfare of others leaves him cold. The American news broadcast CNN came into possession of the report and will make these conclusions public. It is also clear from the report that Joran can be held responsible for his actions. “There are no signs of a psychopathological trauma that influences his sense of reality.” It was only last week when his mother, Anita van der Sloot, stated her son ‘is sick in his head’ and needs psychological help.
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The fact that Joran did not want to make a statement before the judge on the occurrences on May 30th – the day the Peruvian Stephany Flores (21) was killed – does not endanger the judicial process, according to the court in Peru. The answers on the interrogation are only a part of all evidence to determine the responsibility of the Dutch citizen, according to Justice.
By remaining silent, Joran wants to enforce that his confession is withdrawn. Before De Telegraaf, he declared the Peruvian police had tricked him and made him confess with the promise he would be extradited to the Netherlands. Joran wanted to declare before the judge that his rights and his right to a honest trial were violated, according to Joran’s lawyer Maximo Altez. A judge will decide on Wednesday whether Joran’s apprehension and detainment are legal. If this decision turns out to be unfavorable for the Dutch murder suspect, then lawyer Altez is prepared to challenge such ‘to the highest court’.
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I think Nightline is airing an exclusive interview with Joran's mother tonight - 11:30PM? I think that's what I heard them say on this morning's news when they showed a clip with Anita VS. I feel just horrible for both families and their losses, and now I feel sorry for Anita VS as well. She looks so broken somehow - totally defeated. She stated again that she would not visit Joran; she did her best to get him to go to the police right away, and he wouldn't listen. She's just done.
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Anita van der Sloot: Joran Not a Monster, But Must be Punished If Involved in Peru Killing

Dutch Interview Exclusive: Mom Says Van Der Sloot Has Psychological Problems

By JOHN QUINONES, SARAH KUNIN, MARK MOONEY and SUZAN CLARKE
June 23, 2010

Anita van der Sloot apologized to the family of the woman allegedly killed by her son, saying Joran van der Sloot was “not a monster” but that he should be punished if he was involved in the death.

“I hope that he gets a chance to talk with the parents of Stephany Flores, and that he can tell them what happened. And I apologize for them … that he’s my son. He’s not a monster. He can be very gentle, but it could be that he has bipolar personality. I hope he gets the help,” she said.

In a Dutch interview obtained exclusively by ABC News, Anita van der Sloot said her son was actually supposed to go for treatment at a mental institution in the Netherlands, but he instead went to Peru.

“He left me a note. Like, ‘Mommy, I love you but I don’t want to go to the Netherlands. I’m invited to gamble in Peru and I can make money there and I want to stay there. Just far away. Nobody knows me there. I want to think what I want to do with my life.’ So … I was very angry,” she told Dutch news station The Telegraph.

See more of this interview on “Nightline” tonight at 11:35 p.m. EST.

“I was ready for Joran to follow a path to the Netherlands where they could help him [deal] with his gambling, and if there was a personality disorder, which could be very possible, he could have developed that,” she said.

She was shocked when she learned that, while on that trip, her son — the Dutch playboy who was the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway — had been accused of killing a young woman.

“I believe in karma, I believe that very strongly. I believe that if you do things that you shouldn’t do, that a lot of s**t happens to you,” she said. “He didn’t want to listen to his parents. He didn’t listen to me, this last time. I tried to do my best. I don’t think I could have done more. He’s considered an adult right now. He has to do whatever he needs to do, and that is tell the truth (about) what happened.”

Her son is accused of the May 30 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, whose battered body was found in a Peruvian hotel room. She was last seen entering that room with the 22-year-old van der Sloot. He initially confessed to the murder, but has since retracted his confession.

Van der Sloot has also suggested that the FBI lured him to Peru in a botched sting operation.

Joran van der Sloot Claims He was Framed

He made that allegation in an interview with the Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf. He told the newspaper he didn’t realize he was signing a murder confession, which was written in Spanish, even though he speaks some Spanish.

“During the interrogations I was very frightened and confused, and I wanted to leave,” van der Sloot said during the interview from the notorious Miguel Castro Castro jail in Lima.

“‘If you sign these papers you will be extradited to the Netherlands,’ they were telling me all the time. In my blind panic I then signed everything, but I did not even know what was written down,” he told the newspaper.

When asked about the murder of Flores, van der Sloot replied, “I have been framed. What happened exactly, I will explain later.”

On Monday, he refused to discuss the case with a Peruvian judge.

When Anita van der Sloot learned her son was possibly involved in Flores’ brutal murder, she said she felt “numb.”

“I thought, ‘Ah, no. No, this cannot be. I mean, no way. No way,’” she said.

Even as police were searching for him, her son called her from a taxi en route to Chile.

She said she explained the seriousness of the situation to him, telling him he was wanted for murder.

“And then he became very emotional and said, ‘No, Mom, that’s impossible.’ And then he started crying and he said, ‘Oh, no, they didn’t do anything to her, did they?’ The only thing I said was, ‘Go to the police now and turn yourself in,’” she said.

Joran van der Sloot is accused of murdering Flores exactly five years to the day that Holloway went missing in Aruba.

He is also charged with extorting $25,000 from Holloway’s mother, Beth Twitty, promising to show her where the teen’s body was buried in exchange for the money.

Anita van der Sloot found the timing incredible.

“I thought, ‘This is a set-up. This can’t happen,’” she said.

In the alleged confession, van der Sloot is quoted as saying he met Flores at a Lima casino and they were playing poker in his room when an e-mail popped up on his computer linking him to the Holloway case.

Joran van der Sloot: ‘If Only I Had Listened’ to My Mother

He claims Flores became upset and struck him. Enraged, van der Sloot allegedly smashed her in the nose with his elbow. Blood gushed out and she nearly fainted from the blow, the confession states. He then grabbed her by the throat and banged her head against the wall, the confession says. He finally used his shirt to smother her, according to the alleged confession.

As ABC News reported at the time of his arrest, van der Sloot appeared confused before signing some police documents. He even asked his interrogators, “This only says I understand what my rights are, correct?”

As details emerged, Anita van der Sloot has found it hard to proclaim her son’s innocence, as she has in the Holloway case.

“I think a part of me still wants to believe that it’s all a very bad movie. But I thought immediately of the parents of the girl,” she said, referring to Flores.

In a way, she, too has lost her child, she said.

She said she won’t visit her son in prison.

Her son has acknowledged he was to blame for being in a Peruvian jail, telling De Telegraaf that he should have listened to his mother and that he understood why she won’t visit him in prison.

“I have caused her and many other people too much pain. If only I had listened to her,” van der Sloot said.

Joran van der Sloot's Mother, Anita van der Sloot, Says Son Must Be Punished If Involved in Peru Killing - ABC News
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Here the latest -Trial could last 6-18mo.


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LIMA, PERU – New revelations about Joran van der Sloot’s trial for the Stephany Flores Ramirez murder today include trial length and defenses.
Prosecutors in the Stephany Flores Ramirez case today said the minimum duration that Joran van der Sloot’s trial could take is six months. Insiders however contend that six months is assuming no unusual defense positioning. Analysts contend that number could balloon. They contend that we shouldn’t be surprised to see an 18 month trial in Lima.
Joran van der Sloot equally this month revealed both in an interview and through counsel that he will be seeking to exclude confession testimony. He contends such testimony was unwarranted and unlawfully obtained.

Joran has given interviews that he claims a thief killed Flores. He additionally asserts to have claimed extortion attempts by local police existed while Flores was alive and with him. He asserts those extortion demands were upwards of $4,000 in gifts, even asking for his watch.
Yesterday, news that van der Sloot’s attorney is seeking to exclude a jailhouse confession; the attorney is asserting the confession was obtained under duress and while Joran was represented by a state appointed attorney.

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Dismiss habeas corpus filed by Van der Sloot

Holder of the 20th Criminal Court of Lima, Wilder Casique ruled it infringed the detainee's right to defense, as this had the help of an interpreter and a defender.

The application for habeas corpus that the Dutchman Joran van der Sloot filed against the chief of the Homicide Division of the PNP, Colonel Miguel Angel Canlla prayed, and the provincial prosecutor of Lima, Ninfa Espinoza Sotomayor, was declared void by the owner of 20th Criminal Court of Lima, Wilder Casique.


The petition filed by lawyer Max Navarro requested Highness annulling the scope of the police investigation for his client, as the alleged perpetrator of the murder of Stephany Ramirez Flores, because, allegedly, violated their constitutional rights.


In this respect, Alvizuri Casique says that for the three events that Joran Van der Sloot gave to the police as well as on other errands, it was with the help of interpreter Maurice Steins.


Similarly, the statement is, by any action, is possible that the laptop has opened it's processed without consent, any time, it is argued, the technological equipment was delivered sealed to criminal court.


It states that it is undisputed that during the demonstrations that citizens surrendered to the police Dutchman was attended by a public defender, also that they have been under the supervision of the Public Prosecutor, who oversees the legality of action police.


Among other points, also ruled that the police investigation has infringed the right to presumption of innocence of Joran Van der Sloot, because in the police report was collected evidence of liability of the defendant that led to two criminal judges to grant restraining orders preventive detention for 24 hours and seven days.




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Joran appealing to a higher court
25 Jun, 2010, 12:21 (GMT -04:00)

ORANJESTAD/LIMA — Joran van der Sloot (22) will possibly approach the Inter-American Committee for the Human Rights. He is of the opinion that his rights were violated ‘on all sides’.

His Peruvian lawyer Máximo Altez states the aforementioned in an interview with the World Broadcast. Amongst others, Joran wants his confession on the murder of Stephany Flores (21) removed. The confession supposedly was made under duress, and signed unread. Moreover, the legality of his apprehension in Chili and turning over to Peru is called into question. For that reason, his lawyer has lodged an objection with the court. The lawyer indicates he will appeal to a higher court if his demand is not granted. “If necessary, internationally”, says Altez. He is of the opinion that everything should be reserved to the moment before Joran’s rights were violated. In legal terms ‘habeas corpus’; a basic right that protects people from illegal confinement. Internationally, this right is laid down amongst others in the UN-treaty for Civil Rights and Political Rights.

The Inter-American Committee for the Human Rights is domiciled in Washington. For that matter, this committee can only offer recommendations. However, it could take a case to the Inter-American Court for the Human Rights in Costa Rica. The latter could take up the case if the accused state also recognizes this court. One of the sitting judges from this court comes from Peru.
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LIMA, Peru - A Peruvian judge on Friday denied a defense motion to void the confession of Joran van der Sloot in the murder of a 21-year-old Lima student because the attorney representing him at the time was state-appointed.
Superior Court Judge Wilder Casique rejected the habeus corpus motion on behalf of Van der Sloot, who is jailed pending trial on charges of first-degree murder and robbery in the May 30 death in his hotel room of Stephany Flores, whom he met playing poker in a casino.
He does not stand a chance, NO court is going to overrule this judge's decision.

They are just trying to stall the inevitable that this scum IS going to trial for MURDER!
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arubanut...I sure hope that is true.....they have to realize it by now that this kid is a pathological liar....and let the evidence speak for itself. It just gets more crazy as the days go on.....please let justice prevail for Natalee and Stephany.....and their families.
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This is a very interesting youtube. Mr. Flores, Stephany's Dad does a television interview in Spanish with cotinuously running English translations. It's in 9 different segements, and very interesting. I've only watch one, but he's a perfect gentleman... and, obviously a warm and caring husband and dad. I've only watched the first one so far.

YouTube - Joran van der Sloot - 1 of 9 TV interview of Stephany's father Ricardo Flores ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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January 13, 2012

Joran Van Der Sloot Gets 28 Years in Peru, Now U.S. Wants Him

Joran van der Sloot was sentenced today to 28 years in a Peruvian prison for strangling a woman there, and American officials are now expected to bring him to Alabama to face charges in connnection with the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway.

The attorney for Holloway's mother, John Q. Kelly, said after today's sentencing that he hopes van der Sloot will be extradited to the U.S. within "a couple of months."

Van der Sloot is charged with extorting $25,000 from Holloway's grieving mother Beth Holloway in exchange for information about the location of Natalee's body. After receving the money, van der Sloot admitted lying about where the girl's body was buried.

"We anticipate that U.S. authorities will move quickly to bring him to Alabama to face pending federal charges and to answer for his past conduct in Aruba," Kelly had said prior to the sentencing.

The U.S. District Attorney in Birmingham, where the case against van der Sloot will be prosecuted, did not immediately return calls for comment. They had previously told ABC News that they had made arrangements with Interpol to have van der Sloot extradited to the U.S.

Any sentence he might receive in the U.S. would be served in conjunction with the 28 years he was sentenced in Peru, Kelly said.

Van der Sloot, 24, looked slovenly and confused during his long court sentencing in a Lima courtroom today and was visibly angry when the judge ordered him to spend the next 28 years in prison. He appeared to be cursing out loud. The court also ordered him to pay $75,000 in reparations.

Under Peru's laws, however, van der Sloot could get out after serving half of his sentence.

The Dutch national let his anger show again when at the end of the judge's ruling.

Van der Sloot pleaded guilty Wednesday to strangling Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old Peruvian businesswoman whom he killed on May 31, 2010, exactly five years after Holloway disappeared.

Flores, the 21-year-old daughter of a wealthy and influential Peruvian businessman and former star race car driver, was found strangled in van der Sloot's hotel room in 2010. The two had reportedly met at a Lima casino.

Van der Sloot's lawyer told the court earlier in the hearing that his client had killed Flores beacuse of the psychological trauma of being accused in the Holloway case.

"Yes, I want to plead guilty. I wanted from the first moment to confess sincerely," van der Sloot said Wednesday in court. "I truly am sorry for this act. I feel very bad."

Prosecutors had asked for a 30 year sentence for first-degree murder and theft in Flores' case.

Van der Sloot, who lived in Aruba, fled Peru, but was arrested three days later in Chile.

He reportedly claimed in a confession shortly after the slaying that he'd killed Flores because she found information linking him to Holloway on his computer.

Van der Sloot had twice been arrested for the disappearance of Holloway, a 19-year-old from Alabama who vanished during a celebratory trip to Aruba with her senior class in May 2005.

Van der Sloot maintained that he'd left her on a beach, drunk. That's the last anyone has seen of her.

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Umm, I've lost interest in Joran's problems. Natalee & her family have been in my prayers & thoughts & will continue forever. Vandersloots know the truth....that's what probably precipitated the demise of Dad. The Holloways will prevail in this sordid affair & I praise God for His eventual Comfort for Natalee's friends & family
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