Van der Sloot Delays 'Sincere Confession'
He also gets scolded by judge for slouching and fidgeting
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2012 4:42 PM CST
Joran Van der Sloot appears in court in Lima, Peru.   (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)

(Newser) – Joran Van der Sloot did not formally confess to the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores as expected today, but it could happen next week. He asked the judge in Lima, Peru, for more time to "reflect" on his plea, reports CNN. Van der Sloot—the prime suspect in the death of US teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005—already has told authorities that he killed Flories in a fit of rage. But he disputes some of the particulars that prosecutors laid out today in court.

"I want to give a sincere confession but I don't agree with all the aggravating factors the prosecutor is putting on me," said the 24-year-old. "Can I have more time to think about this?" During today's proceedings, Van der Sloot yawned and slouched a lot, which didn't sit well with the judge, notes AP. "Sit up straight and show some respect for the court," she ordered.

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YouLikeDont
Jan 7, 2012 12:58 PM CST
This guy's is a perfect example of how the 1% don't give a shit about the rest.
sleepyerin
Jan 7, 2012 10:19 AM CST
Of course he does! This is the same P.O.S. that said he would tell Beth Holloway what happened to her daughter if she paid him $250,000. It is also the same P.O.S. that has said he would tell the "real" story about Natalee Holloway umpteen times and has reneged at the last second. He thrives off of this b.s. and we keep feeding his sociopathy.
Jespersen
Jan 7, 2012 8:43 AM CST
Van der Sloot has a lot in common with Casey Anthony--their psychotic behaviour and chronic lying are so similar and you will never get the full truth from either on of them. Only difference is only Van der Sloot is behind bars.