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June 14, 2010

Police release Joran van der Sloot's confession in murder case

Posted: 07:39 AM ET

Joran van der Sloot said he elbowed murder victim Stephany Flores Ramirez in the face before strangling her and then suffocating her with his own shirt, according to transcripts of his confession released by Peruvian authorities.

The transcripts give shocking details of the murder van der Sloot is accused of and also gives the public its first glimpse of why van der Sloot says the alleged murder took place.

"There was blood everywhere," van der Sloot said in the transcripts. "What am I going to do now. I had blood on my shirt. there was also blood on the bed, so, I took my shirt and put it on her face, pressing hard, until I killed Stephany."

Peruvian authorities charged van der Sloot with murder last week in the death of Flores, a 21-year-old student. Van der Sloot, a 22-year-old Dutch citizen has also been considered the main suspect in the well-publicized 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

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Meanwhile, van der Sloot's attorney is contesting the confession – here's the latest on that part of the story:

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kureeus'   June 14th, 2010 8:09 am ET

One of the most prolific & notorious serial killers of the 21st century for certain. Appalling the Dutch/Aruban authorities let Joran go free , most likely due to the elder Van der Sloots influence, combined with his being a respected Judge. However the trip to Peru was funded is not the issue, the issue is that this man was going to kill again at some point, and then resort to blaming the victim. Why his mother continues to ignore and deny any wrong doing on Jorans behalf is just plain bizarre. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree . The Peruvian authorities should be aplauded for acting swiftly and acting in a professional matter. Peru has detained a murderer and unlike Aruba & the Netherlands, justice will be served in Peru. Stephany Flores and Natalee Holloway deserve the voice of justice & the prayers of all.
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Susan   June 14th, 2010 8:15 am ET

Okay, what is wrong with these defense attorneys? How many times does this idiot need to confess to his crimes before someone puts him away or fries him? If this judge tosses this confession, he/she is an idiot as well. I'm so sick of this loser getting away with all this crap. Execute him already, so he doesn't hur anymore innocent girls.


CNN Reader   June 14th, 2010 8:32 am ET

@Susan – Unfortunately (and fortunately for anyone that is every wrongly accused), it's the job of the defense attorney to refute every piece of evidence that comes along. Tiring, tedious, but true.

Van der sloot will, undoubtedly, spend the rest of his life behind prison walls. He's got Peruviancriminal charges to face, as well as US and, hopefully Aruban charges soon.

Peru will see that justice prevails.


barbara   June 14th, 2010 8:44 am ET

There is not a cure forJoran's problem. give him the max 35 years; hopefully he won't make the first year before someone brutally kills him, but if he lucks out, let him pay his crime in Aruba for Ms. Holloway's disappearance and likely death by him. Then on to the US for the extortion. I hope they get the $25K back soon.

Even his confession shows no regard for his victim, only worry about himself, "I've got blood on my shirt, blood everywhere" so he further smothers Ms. Flores. Joran doesn't even care about the money, shame, and damage he has cost his own family, yes, his family is damaged for life. Not to excuse the Father nor Mother for hiding Joran's crime in Aruba. Mrs. Van Der Sloot should not spend another penny on attorneys for Joran, it is a waste of her money.

Joran is afraid of being his by a few vegetables, never giving thought to how he beat the little body of Ms. Flores to death. What a guy! Kill him!

J


Tony   June 14th, 2010 1:35 pm ET

You can huff, puff and try to blow the house down, but you will never get the truth from this guy on Natalee Holloway's disappearance.
It is five years now, there is no body, no shred of clothing, no eye-witness accounts, and no reliable confession from Joran van der Sloot either.
In case it hasn't been noticed, he has already confessed three times to being involved in her disappearance – a vastly different story every time. Why should a fourth, a fifth, or sixth confession produce anything? Lies like all the others (his response to the attempt to extort money for offering the location of her body was yet another lie).
I doubt whether his confession in the Flores case was the complete truth either, rather an attempt to try and mitigate the circumstances and get a shorter sentence. Looks like that one will fail though and he will be incarcerated in Lima for the full 35 years. And I doubt whether he will see any continent other than South America for the what remains of his existence, which may not be that long.


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