Van der Sloot Confession: 'There Was Blood Everywhere'

Murder suspect's Peruvian defense lawyer quits
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2010 6:45 PM CDT
Joran van der Sloot gets a medical check-up at a police station in Tacna, Peru, near the border with Chile, Friday, June 4, 2010.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Joran Van der Sloot described Stephany Flores Ramirez's death in grisly detail during his confession— "There was blood everywhere," he recalled—according to a transcript leaked to CNN. They were in his hotel room when Flores read one of his emails, then punched him, and "with my right elbow I hit her in the face exactly on top of the nose," Van der Sloot said.

"I think she started to faint," he said. "It affected me so that I grabbed her from the neck and strangled her for a minute." He continued, "After I responded with hitting her, I feared that she would go to the police and they would detain me for what was an impulsive act. I think I wanted to kill her because I wasn't thinking." Meanwhile, the accused murderer's Peruvian lawyer has quit, saying the case "has created many problems for me."

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