Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in Natalee Holloway's disappearance and presumed murder in Aruba in 2005, has reportedly confessed to killing a woman in Peru. "The girl intruded into my private life," the 22-year-old Dutchman reportedly said in his tearful admission to authorities regarding the death of Stephany Flores, the 21-year-old business student who was found dead of an apparent broken neck in his hotel room on May 30.
Van der Sloot — who is seen on a video entering the room with Flores, later making a brief trip to pick up coffee, then leaving alone — reportedly told authorities that he snapped when Flores looked at photos from the Holloway case on his computer while he was out running the errand. He was arrested after crossing the Peruvian border into Chile. Van der Sloot was scheduled to take police on a "reconstruction" of events from the night of Flores' death today and he is now expected to be formally charged with the crime. The Peruvian justice system has no death penalty or life sentence and judges often issue lighter sentences when suspects confess, but van der Sloot could still get up to 35 years in prison. He was never officially charged in Holloway's death because of lack of evidence. The news of his confession came on the same day that the Natalee Holloway Resource Center, which will provide assistance to families of missing people and safe traveling advice for students, opened in Washington, D.C.
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