Van der Sloot Trial

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Joran van der Sloot appears ready to accept responsibility for the killing of a Peruvian woman five years to the day after the disappearance in Aruba of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, for which he remains the prime suspect.

The 24-year-old Dutch citizen sought and received more time to decide how to plead as his trial opened Friday in the May 30, 2010, murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, whom he met at a Lima casino.

He says he was inclined to confess but doesn't accept the aggravated murder charges the prosecution seeks.

The presiding magistrate of the three-judge panel, Victoria Montoya, said the trial would resume January 11th.


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  • by Paw Paw Location: Union Ms. on Jan 11, 2012 at 09:19 AM
    I Hope He Rots In Hell And it Takes Him A Long Time To Die.Maybe In His Sick Mind He Will Know How It Fills To Take Someone's Love Ones Away From Them...
  • by Joe on Jan 8, 2012 at 05:59 PM
    That's the face of pure evil.
  • by James Location: Meridian, ms on Jan 7, 2012 at 04:14 AM
    This sorry ___ has a spot in hell reserved for him
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