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.