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Van Der Sloot Retracts Confession, Claims Police 'Tricked' Him

Van Der Sloot Retracts Confession, Claims Police 'Tricked' Him

Joran Van der Sloot now claims his confession to Peruvian authorities was not true. [AP]

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

June 21, 2010

LIMA, Peru – First he did it, now he didn’t.

Joran Van der Sloot, who is spending time in a Peru prison for allegedly murdering a 21-year-old woman, now reportedly claims he didn’t kill her.

In an interview with the Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, the poker playing playboy says he was intimidated by police and was told he could go home to the Netherlands if he confessed.

“I was tricked,” the paper quoted him as saying. “I’ll explain later how it all happened.”

Van der Sloot claims he was “scared” when police questioned him. “In my blind panic, I signed everything, but didn’t even know what it said,” he reportedly told the newspaper.

Changing stories is nothing new with the 22-year-old. He has repeatedly offered admissions to knowing the fate of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, only to retract his statements later.

His mother, Anita Van der Sloot, told De Telegraaf over the weekend that her son was known to tell lies.

“He lied so much, that we became desperate,” she is quoted as saying. “He said to me too, ‘Mom, I sometimes don’t know any more if something is a lie or the truth.’ Joran is sick in his head, but he didn’t want any help.”

An ex-lover, Melody Granadillo, recently told ABC News’ “20/20” that Van der Sloot would often “lie for no apparent reason at all.”

The Dutchman was arrested earlier this month in Chile, after fleeing Peru. He has been charged in the murder of Stephany Flores, a young woman found dead in his Lima hotel room.

According to the reported confession, Van der Sloot struck Flores in his room, strangled her with his bare hands, then used his shirt to choke her.

The gambler has long been the suspect in the 2005 disappearance of 18-year-old Holloway, a high school student who vanished during a trip to Aruba.


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  • Car6_max50

    Ahi

    about 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Sounds like a waste of air...

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    LAWMANTUKES

    about 4 years ago

    6976 Comments

    I'm getting very tired of this guy..!! The prison that he is in, will hopefully serve "poetic justice". This a$$hole desrves nothing less.. Somebody will no doubt shut him up once and for all..!!!

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Well those darn "tricky" police people! How dare they lie! Of course they should let you out.. you were bamboozled... LMAO!!!! Have fun in the Peruvian Pit of hell...you deserve every minute of time you get there.

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    philfroggy

    about 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    I hope he has fun in a south american prison, POS

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    4theblue

    about 4 years ago

    1566 Comments

    Rot in hell.

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    42236 Comments

    Not much else I can add here!

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    DarkBlue

    about 4 years ago

    4880 Comments

    D-Bag. I hope he rots in Jail the rest of his pathetic life. Death would be too easy.

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    uncledennis1

    about 4 years ago

    23296 Comments

    Scumbag. Walks under whale shit wearing a top hat he is so low

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    @ Suzanne, OR, we could, as a nation, stop being so PC and giving American prisoners a better life than many of our citizens have...

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    SuzanneNGa

    about 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    We should send all the child molestors, cop killers, the really bad criminals down to the Peruvian Prison. They wouldn't last very long at all!

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    Patrolman25

    about 4 years ago

    178 Comments

    He is obviously mentally ill and needs help. If only there was an institution we could put him in for the rest of his life that he was unable to leave but could have some sort of peer help. They could help him INSIDE and out...repeatedly.

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    buck

    about 4 years ago

    1290 Comments

    You scum just because mom and dad can't get you out of it this time you changed your mind. I hope you rot it jail.

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    Irishcop1961

    about 4 years ago

    50482 Comments

    They tricked you and scared you HA!. You been on the ride once before you POS and know how the process works. Man up and face the music. Enjoy the rest of your life in a Peruvian prison. Hopefully it will not be a long life.

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    95Zcar

    about 4 years ago

    3992 Comments

    This POS is a true threat to society and deserves to live in a Peruvian prison.

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    Robocop33

    about 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    His conviction and sentencing to a Pruvian prison is so much worse than the death penalty and even if it is fifteen years, the minimum, he won't make it. They will send him away for a time of 35 years and he will probably be dead inside of 10. The prison holds what, 4000 inmates and only has food for 2500 and beds for 2000? Many have to sleep in the yard and build fires by the wall and join little gangs for protection from robbery and assaults. Those that have no friends will starve unless they are able to bribe someone to feed them and then they will be subjected to robbery and extortion themselves. It is going to be hell on earth for him and it is what he justly deserves. He is trying to do anything he can to get the hell out of Peru and avoid their prison but it will not do him any good. Heck, he would confess to killing Princess Di if he thought it would get him out of Peru. VBG Sorry Joran, you are going to pay for all that you did, both what you have been caught for and what you got away with in the past. I hope he lives in this hell for at least 10 years before he finally dies.

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