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article imageLawyer Believes van der Sloot confession is false

By Lisa Angotti     Jun 8, 2010 in Crime
Lima - Joran van der Sloot, the Dutchman who police say confessed to killing Stepahny Flores in Peru, will walk police through the crime scene, but a lawyer for the suspect believes the confession could be false.
Police officials and prosecutors remain tight-lipped about the confession, despite details revealed Monday in La Republica newspaper. Another newspaper, De Volkskrant, has reported that van der Sloot's attorney in the Netherlands, Bert de Rooij, believes the confession was forced.
"Joran told his mother crying Monday that he was being interrogated under reasonably barbaric conditions," the quote reads. "He said the police were trying to force him to confess." And the "confession was possibly false."
Carla Odria, the attorney representing Van der Sloot during previous questioning, told Associated Press that van der Sloot has hired another attorney, but the Dutch Embassy has not confirmed if he has indeed obtained private counsel.
News broke yesterday that van der Sloot admitted he killed the Peruvian business student in a fit of rage after she realized he was suspected of killing Natalee Holloway in 2005. The alleged murder took place exactly five years after Holloway disappeared. Officials say that police have through the weekend to file former charges against the suspect, who has been in custody for three days.
Also see: Joran van der Sloot Confesses to Killing Peruvian Woman
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