Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Van der Sloot confesses?: Dutchman suspected of killing Natalee Holloway 'admits murdering student Stephany Flores' - 14th Sept 2011

The Dutchman suspected of killing Natalee Holloway in Aruba will confess to the murder of another student last year in Lima, his lawyer has said.

Peruvian prosecutors have charged Joran Van der Sloot with first-degree murder after last year's killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, a Peruvian girl the defendant met at a casino.

Van der Sloot, 24, who was already widely known as the prime suspect in the unresolved 2005 disappearance in Aruba of American teenager Natalee Holloway, could now face 30 years behind bars in a Peruvian jail.

In a motion written on Monday, Defence attorney Luis Jiminez Navarro said his client was willing to make a confession but would stop short of admitting to anything which would result in a longer sentence. Read More