Joran Van der Sloot, one of the world’s most hated suspected killers, has plead guilty to the murder of a 21-year-old girl.
In 2010, a Peruvian woman named Stephany Flores was murdered after leaving a Lima casino. Van der Sloot, 24, confessed to killing Flores in May 2010, saying that she looked at his laptop and found information linking him to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The Alabama teen had been on vacation in Aruba when officials believe Van der Sloot killed her, though the case against him fell apart because prosecutors did not have enough evidence to lock him up. Her 2005 disappearance remains unsolved.
Last week, Van der Sloot hinted that he was preparing to plead guilty to Flores’ murder, but said he did not accept the aggravated murder charges the prosecution was seeking. It is said that he admitted to killing Flores in a ferocious and cruel manner during a fit of rage. However, prosecutors have stated they believe he killed her to gain the money she had won at the casino.
Flores was found strangled and severely beaten on May 30, 2010.
Wednesday morning, the Dutch citizen pled guilty to her murder.
He remains the main suspect in the Holloway disappearance and suspected murder. In fact, Flores was murdered exactly 5 years after Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba, the Caribbean island where the Dutchman grew up.
After Van der Sloot entered a guilty plea, the judge adjourned the trial until Friday, stating that his sentence will be given then.