Joran, also the main suspect in the Natalee Holloway case, was expected to plead guilty at his murder trial for killing 21-year-old Stephany, but now he’s asked for more time! What will he decide?
Joran van der Sloot, considered the main suspect in the case of vanished Alabama teenager Natalee Hollowy, escaped being charged for the disappearance. Now he stands trial for killing Stephany Flores in his Lima, Peru hotel room in May 2010, according to CNN. He’s caught on tape confessing to the murder, but he won’t admit his guilt in court yet! Will Stephany and Natalee’s families ever get the resolution they deserve?
Joran’s attorney said he was expected to plead guilty, but when it came time to tell the court on Jan. 6, the Dutch national asked for more time to decide his plea. He said he wanted to give a “sincere confession” — that’s a type of guilty plea that can qualify him for a reduced sentence — but he didn’t agree with all of the charges against him and needed more time.
The trial’s been postponed until Jan. 11. He’s charged with “qualified murder” and simple robbery. Stephany’s family has tried in vain to convince judges to impose stricter charges. The grief-stricken family is also shocked because Joran has looked cold and not “remorseful” in court.
“He had an indifferent and prideful attitude,” Ricardo Flores, Stephany’s dad, told CNN. “He looks as if he has everything under control. He looks better than when he appeared on TV after he was arrested.”
More on the case:
- Joran Van Der Sloot Charged With Stephany Flores Murder! He’s Facing 30 Years In Prison!
- Joran Van Der Sloot Impregnates His Girlfriend From Behind Bars! Pregnant With A Monster’s Baby!
- Joran Van der Sloot To Plead Guilty in Murder But Wants A Shorter Sentence!