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Van Der Sloot Finally Charged With Murder

Prosecutors seeking 30 years for Peruvian woman's killing

(Newser) - After more than a year in a Peruvian jail, Joran Van Der Sloot has been formally charged with the murder of a young woman found dead in his hotel room. Prosecutors say the Dutchman bludgeoned to death 21-year-old Stephany Flores in a rage after she discovered his link to the... More »

Van der Sloot Meets Alleged Victim's Father

A hearing for the murder of Stephany Flores has been postponed

(Newser) - The father of the Peruvian university student allegedly killed by Joran van der Sloot has confronted the suspect for the first time at the Lima prison where the Dutchman is held. Van der Sloot is charged with killing Stephany Flores in his Lima hotel room a year ago after meeting... More »

Van der Sloot: Sure, I Extorted the Holloways

Her parents had made his life really difficult

(Newser) - When the family of Natalee Holloway offered Joran Van der Sloot cash for the location of her body, he figured who was he to turn them down? The murder suspect tells Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf today that he took $25,000 from Natalee's mother, then flew to Latin America—where... More »

Van der Sloot Lawyer: I'll 'Paralyze' Court Process

Accused murderer 'depressed,' Peruvian attorney says

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot's lawyer plans to appeal every ruling that goes against his client and go over the head of the Peruvian justice system if he thinks he needs to. His plan is to "paralyze the process," Maximo Altez tells CNN . He also says his client, a... More »

Van der Sloot Clams Up in Court

Murder suspect refuses to answer Peruvian judge's questions

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot appeared in court in Lima today but refused to answer a judge's questions, reports CNN . He says his rights were violated when he was questioned by Peruvian police and confessed to the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez, Van der Sloot's lawyer said after the hearing. The... More »

Van der Sloot: I Was 'Tricked' Into Confession

Prisoner claims police intimidated him into signing

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot has retracted his confession to murdering Stephany Flores, claiming he was “tricked” into signing it. “I was very scared and confused during the interrogations and wanted to get away,” Van der Sloot told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, adding that police promised a confession... More »

Van der Sloot Confession: 'There Was Blood Everywhere'

Murder suspect's Peruvian defense lawyer quits

(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... More »

I Know Where Natalee's Body Is: Van der Sloot

But confessed killer won't spill to anyone but Aruba cops

(Newser) - We've heard this song before, but Joran Van der Sloot is singing it again: The confessed murderer claims he knows where Natalee Holloway's body is buried—but says he won't give details to anyone but the cops in Aruba, reports the New York Daily News . Police sources told NBC News... More »

FBI Paid for Van der Sloot's Peru Trip

They gave him $25,000 to build an extortion case

(Newser) - The FBI secretly gave Joran Van der Sloot $25,000, which he then used to evade them and fly to Peru, where he killed a young girl, sources tell the New York Post . Van der Sloot had tried to shake down Natalee Holloway’s mom, Beth, for the money, promising... More »

Confession Was Forced: Van der Sloot Lawyer

Police will take suspect on a crime-scene walk through today

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot was forced to confess he murdered Stephany Flores, the suspect's Dutch lawyer has said. "Joran told his mother crying Monday that he was being interrogated under reasonably barbaric conditions," the lawyer told a Dutch newspaper yesterday. On Monday, Van der Sloot tearfully confessed to... More »

Van der Sloot Confession Leads to New Search in Aruba

More details emerge in the Flores murder

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot has confessed —to one killing. But as more details in the Stephany Flores Ramirez case leak, new information regarding Natalee Holloway's disappearance may have come to light: Investigators in Aruba are searching near a bird sanctuary. More from the Daily Beast and the Telegraph :
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Natalee's Mom Clams Up About Van der Sloot

FBI orders Beth Holloway not to discuss suspect in disappearance

(Newser) - Natalee Holloway's mother held a press conference this morning, but an "FBI directive" kept her from discussing Joran Van der Sloot's possible involvement in her daughter's disappearance, the Birmingham News reports. Van der Sloot is the prime suspect in that case and has confessed to murdering Stephany Flores Ramirez,... More »

Van der Sloot Confesses

Dutchman says he killed Peruvian woman in fit of rage

(Newser) - Peruvian police have obtained what Aruba couldn't: a murder confession from Joran Van der Sloot in the killing of a young woman. The Dutchman has admitted killing Stephany Flores, 21, in his Lima hotel room, a Peruvian government official tells MSNBC . Van der Sloot says he broke her neck in... More »

Cops Dismiss New Natalee Holloway Confession

Suspect says he dumped her body

(Newser) - The young Dutchman who has been arrested twice in connection with the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005 is on tape confessing to dumping her body—but the prosecutor doesn’t believe him. Joran van der Sloot’s claim that he disposed of her body “... More »

Holloway Suspect: I Sold Her

Dutch man admits selling American teen on Aruba in 2005, then switches stories

(Newser) - After claiming—then denying—he dumped Natalee Holloway’s body in the Caribbean, Joran van der Sloot confessed to Fox News he watched her being hauled away on a vessel after selling the drunk teen in 2005 to a Venezuelan man seeking “a blonde girl.” The interview, which... More »

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