June 8, 2010

Report: Joran van der Sloot confesses to killing Peruvian

Posted: 12:30 PM ET


(via livinginPeru)

Joran van der Sloot admitted he killed Stephany Flores (21), because she allegedly used his laptop to look for information regarding who he was, according to a high-rank Peruvian government official.

According to a report aired by local TV station news hour America Noticias, van der Sloot said that his anger exploded after she used his laptop without his permission to perform an internet search, and thus learned about Natalee Holloway's case.

“I didn't mean to. She intruded into my private life,” said van der Sloot. “She had no right... I approached to her, she was scared, we quarreled and she tried to run away. I grabbed her by the neck and hit her...” he continued.

They had arrived to the TAC hotel after 5 a.m. At 8:10 a.m. he went to buy coffee at a convenience store nearby and when he came back to the bedroom, found Stephany reading about his background on his laptop.

This confession provides grounds to accuse van der Sloot of homicide instead of aggravated robbery or aggravated murder, which have longer prison penalties.

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Aris Cannon   June 8th, 2010 8:03 am ET

Finally, human justice will catch up to this monster, as divine justice caught up with his father.

Susan   June 8th, 2010 8:17 am ET

It was just a matter of time... Not surprising that he got caught just a few months after the death of his (pathetic excuse of a) father, a man who aided and abetted his son in hiding his murderous crime in Aruba. There was no one to "save" Joran this time. Sadly, the Flores family has lost their Stephany, but, thankfully, the justice system in Peru will not allow this psychopath to go free.

Jan   June 8th, 2010 8:31 am ET

He is a bold-faced liar. He killed her because he could......

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Ellen   June 8th, 2010 10:54 am ET

Thank you Jesus!

SheWiz   June 8th, 2010 1:14 pm ET

Van der sloot is an arrogant, obnoxious, thug who thought it was a great joke to make up stories and confess and then recant on the Natalie Halloway disappearance. He led authorities on a wild goose chase, and it is clear he either killed the girl, sold her, or at minimum hindered legitimate investigations into her disappearance. Well, every dog has its day, and now he will do his time. It is so unfortunate that another young woman had to pay with her life! It's time for some truth serum, waterboarding, or whatever it takes to find out the truth about what happened to Natalie Halloway.

Olgi   June 8th, 2010 2:49 pm ET

So now he is the victim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!She intruded in his private life???
Does he have a private life?????The whole world knows about Natale
Holloway's case ...what difference does it make if one more knows ,he had just met the girl...Why kill her???Why take her money??? Why dye his hair???Was he planning to pull it again?Now he confessed because of his Lawyer's advise but he blames his VICTIM ...PERU is not ARUBA...Now Holland is upset because he was paraded it in front of the press...That's the way we do it!!!!Did they want him wrapped in cellophane paper with big bright bows????HE KILLED STEPH...He is a killer...SOMEBODY HAS TO STOP THIS MONSTER...

Trish   June 8th, 2010 4:03 pm ET

This guy stayed in Maui with his family at the same hotel as we did and ended up on a couple of boats snorkeling with our family. Every day I saw him, he wore the same hat with the word "ANIMAL" embroidered on the back. Wore it proudly and pretty much ruined my vacation. He was one hateful kid. Glad its over.

Smith in Oregon   June 8th, 2010 4:05 pm ET

And he just happened to have a baseball bat in his hotel room????

Bashed her brains in with a baseball bat 'because she looked at his laptop'?

It's terrible to consider that laptops are likely not that common a household appliance in Peru isn't it? The Peruvian woman was likely just curious to use it, connect to the internet and surf some websites.

Nonetheless, this monster is now going to be surrounded by angry Peruvian prisoners for the next 35 years. They'll probably tuck him in every night!

What really is sad in regards to this young woman's life and violent death is this man apparently got the money to travel to Peru by a planned sting operation from the American family seeking information about their missing daughter in Aruba.

Did the American family approach Joran van der Sloot with the offer to pay him a large amount of money to disclose the grave site of their daughter? Perhaps CNN could investigate and find out who specifically and truthfully approached who with that offer.

For some reason the FBI dropped the ball on charging Joran van der Sloot with extortion in America and extraditing him from Aruba, whereupon Joran van der Sloot left for Peru, met the young woman and apparently violently murdered her.

Without the money from the American Holloway family, he couldn't have traveled to Peru. Without the FBI dropping the ball on charging him with extortion and extraditing him from Aruba, he couldn't have traveled to Peru.

I seriously doubt the Holloway Family as well as the FBI will contact the Peruvian Family of the Murder Victim and Apologize, go figure!

Lee Summers   June 8th, 2010 5:07 pm ET

First and foremost I would like to extend my sympathies to both families keeping them all in my prayers.

Van der sloot is a hideous animal that is repulsive, revolting, and disgusting. He is a poor excuse for a "man"
It is unbelievable to me he will only be jailed for less than 30 years. He preyed on defenseless women that didn't stand a chance against his strength especially drugged. Can you imagine, how much suffering Stephany Flores and Natalie Halloway went though?

It's unfortunate physical torture isn't an option however, since he has such a deep seeded hatred for women ... they should consider jailing him in a all women's Penitentiary.

My question to you Larry is this. If he survives prison time over there, will the US government be legally allowed to press charges and have him put in a US prison? Thank you Larry.

RONNI PEARCE   June 8th, 2010 5:44 pm ET

If Joran claimed, in his extortion to the Holloway family, that he would tell them where Natalee's body could be found, is that tantamount to a confession? And if he chose to confess, finally, to that murder, would the Aruba government have jurisdiction over his sentence, since that murder occurred first?

leonard   June 8th, 2010 6:12 pm ET

Joran van der Sloot will receive 15-35 years with 2-1 time off for 'good behavior'. No death penalty for the murder of the common and ordinary citizen in Peru. There is, if you are a government official, the death penalty or for treason in time of war. It seems the sentence for murder is very light considering the crime. My wish is that the family of young Miss Holloway will get their day in court and the opportunity to allow their loved one justice and themselves peace of mind in her honor. For him the gates of hell have been open just anticipating his arrival. May he be celebrated as an external guest and burn with excruciating pain and horror for eternity. That, would be true justice.

Cindy   June 8th, 2010 8:32 pm ET

@Smith in Oregon,
An apology from the Holloway family? Perhaps the FBI had to work with the Peruvian government; perhaps they would have had to make the arrest. The money was sent to Joran so that he could finally be arrested. I'm struggling to see where you're coming from on this one. But it's sad to think anyone would feel the Holloway family owes anyone an apology.

Jan   June 8th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

I hope Joran goes to one of the thoughest prison in the world the Lurigancho Prison in Peru – He'll hopefully never leave on his own two feet... there is no death penalty, but being sent there... you never know...

Dorothy   June 8th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

I am wondering since Vandersloot is locked up would the 2 brothers in Aruba now tell what actually happen? I think they would talk now because they were afraid of Vanderslooth and what he might do to them. I think they hold the key that will unlock the truth in this case. I would like to extend my heart felt sympathy to Stephany Flores family, and to Natilies family.

leonard   June 8th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Smith in Oregon

The FBI has no cause to extradite van der Sloot to the USA for a crime of extortion committed in Aruba. What is your rule of law to defend that? If van der Sloot were charged with murder and/or extortion the trial would take place on the soil of Aruba, would it not? Do you somehow have the conviction that because Miss Holloway was American her family has an inalienable right for her trial to be conducted in the U.S. of A.? That is kind of arrogant to suggest, is it not?

How ridiculous for you to impart some sort of distorted reason to place blame on the Holloway family and impart a reason for them to apologize to the survivors of the Flores' daughter. Your comments sure seems a bit weird to even suggest such an odd thing. I am hoping that I am mis-characterizing you and not understanding the meanings in your opinions and comments. Maybe you can set me straight, please let us all know what you meant to say.

Smith in Oregon   June 8th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

@ Cindy, if The Holloway family hadn't dreamed up that sting operation and gave van der Sloot the money, he would not have gone to Peru and murdered that poor young woman. Although the Holloway family thought they were being sly and clever, it cost a woman her life and I feel the Holloway family OWES that woman's family an apology.

@ leonard, the alleged crime was against the Holloway Family in America and YES Aruba can and does extradite a person accused by America of a financial crime which the alleged crime was, and YES the FBI would be expected to pickup van der Sloot in Aruba where the Aruban authority's would be holding him for extradition.

Heather   June 9th, 2010 12:31 am ET

Smith in Oregon,
I venture to say you are not a parent! Here is why if it was my child and i had the money i would have paid out of sheer desperation to get any peice of information regarding my childs death and disappearance. Many people would as unfortunate as the situation is that shephanie flores was also killed by him noone could have predicted that this wold have happened, and obviously the flores family feels that now justice can be served not only for thier daughter but a daughter of another where they were unable to convict this sicko! Sadly with out the chain of events he could still be out there preying on other young girls just like any of our daughters! He did nto kill her because the Halloeay family gave him money he did that for his own reasons not because they gave him money therefor i dont really see your point! From what i have read he originaly contact them to extort the money they only used this to their advantage to try to get him in jail another way in order to hopefully get info on their daughter at a later date. They were trying to get him into a prison not have him kill again so the reasoning behind what they did was not in anyway direspectful and or malitious! I am sure the Halloway family mever dreamed it would end this way there is no intent where you are placing it! They were simply trying to finaly get him injail where he belongs! To blame them for an act he choose to do appauls me! Both families have been thru way to much for you to try to place additional blame where it doesnt belong! SO here is an idea for you until that statement comes from the Flores family who thus far have felt very differnt i think we should let the 2 families and the justice systems decide where the blame should be!

Cookla   June 9th, 2010 8:02 am ET

He is evil hard to understand why the Nederland's are upset about the way he was shown to the world the way he was what right's does he deserve besides he loves the attention let pray he get's Life he will never be missed he asked for his Mother what about those Families who want there Daughter's in there lives but sadly taken away with out a second thought,hopefully he will have to live in fear in prison and the prisoner's will beat and even kill him now the shoe is on the other foot ,my heart goes out to the Families and wish them the strenght and courage to live there lives and keep the memories of there children on going forever.

june - canada   June 9th, 2010 9:34 am ET

as the old saying goes – every dog has their day – and what goes around comes around – i knew from the beginning that he was guilty – i just found out his fathers positiion so that is why the police and fbi were reluctant to arrest him -= also no body – he will get what is coming to him and it looks good on him – i have a friend here in canada from peru and those guys are no pushovers – let him pick on them instead of a poor small women

rosline r lata   June 11th, 2010 3:40 am ET

I feel sad for what happened but everybody talks about Joran he is a crimnal but at the other hand why would a woman just met a guy and decided to go to his hotel room. I dont care how much money her dad had cause u just dont meet a guy and ready to spend a night. Their is two side of story and I hope people understand .She is the one who walks to him . Hello people be real.

CT   June 16th, 2010 8:42 am ET

rosline –

that is ridiculous!! Maybe she made a bad judgement about trusting him so soon but you can't blame her for HIM murdering HER! She must have felt safe enough with him for her to go off with him, just as Natalie did. He is most likely a smooth talker. Are you saying that Natalie deserved to die too? Are you saying that any woman who trusts a man too soon, deserves what she gets? Wow, you have some deep seeded issues you need to work on! YOU DUMMY

CT   June 16th, 2010 8:43 am ET

rosline –

that is ridiculous!! Maybe she made a bad judgement about trusting him so soon but you can't blame her for HIM murdering HER! She must have felt safe enough with him for her to go off with him, just as Natalie did. He is most likely a smooth talker. Are you saying that Natalie deserved to die too? Are you saying that any woman who trusts a man too soon, deserves what she gets? Wow, you have some deep seeded issues you need to work on! YOU DUMMY

me   June 18th, 2010 2:13 am ET

it sucks anything happenes but he didn't go grab them off the side walk they went to HIS room

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