Van der Sloot Pleads Guilty to Peru Murder

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Joran van der Sloot has pleaded guilty to the
2010 murder of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman he met at a Lima casino.

Stephany Flores was killed five years to the day of the unsolved disappearance in Aruba of American teenager, Natalee Holloway.

Van der Sloot remains the main suspect in Holloway's disappearance.

Van der Sloot's lawyer argued that his client killed Flores as a result of "extreme psychological trauma" he suffered from the fallout of
the 2005 disappearance Holloway.

The judge in the Peru case has adjourned van der Sloot's murder trial until Friday, saying the 24-year-old Dutch citizen will be sentenced then.


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  • by mikey on Jan 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    I say give him the death penalty, or in another five or so year's he will strike again an blame it on what's going on now. What's wrong with this world?
  • by Parent Location: Kemper County on Jan 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    The next news report will be that he has taken the whole story back. The best thing the news media can do is to stop reporting anything this piece of slime says or does.
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Jan 11, 2012 at 09:43 AM
    Yeah right ... blame in on another victim that he probably murdered. WHERE is the personal responsibility???
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