Van der Sloot Confession: Details About Stephany Flores Murder
Peruvian Authorities Say Joran Van Der Sloot Gave Them a Full Confession to Killing Stephany Flores and Details About Her Murder
Police say that when Van Der Sloot confessed on Monday night he broke down in tears in front of police and his attorney and offered details about what happened the night Flores died.
He will take part in a re-enactment on Tuesday and then he could face charges as early as later today.
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Van Der Sloot said that he was with Flores in his hotel room after being at the casino together and he went out to get some coffee. When he returned she was looking on his laptop computer and found some information on a web site that tied him to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba five years ago.
"I did not want to do it," van der Sloot is said to have told authorities. "The girl intruded into my private life."
This is when police say he told them he became enraged with her and beat her until her neck was broken. There were earlier reports that she was beaten to death with a tennis racquet, but it has not been revealed if a weapon was used in the murder at this time.
Van Der Sloot's attorney has not commented on the confession, but on Tuesday Van Der Sloot will take part in a re-enactment at the Hotel Tac in Lima where he was staying and Flores' body was found.
In cases where the suspect confesses to the crime, the Peruvian justice system will often issue a lighter sentence if one was to look at past cases, but he could still get up to 35 years in prison. Peru does not have a life sentence ruling or the death penalty for a crime such as murder.