Reality has finally caught up with Joran Van der Sloot, who yet again is trying to lie his way out of a murder charge. After less than a 24 hour search, Van der Sloot was recently captured by police in Chile then transported back to Peru where, in custody of the Peruvian police, he confessed to murdering Peruvian student, Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room a couple of days before . This while he’s still a suspect in the disappearance and likely murder of American student, Natalee Holloway five years ago.
But now, after almost three weeks in a Peruvian jail, Van der Sloot says the confession is false and he was tricked. A lie if most of us every heard one, and just one in a long list of the characteristics of a classic psychopathic serial killer that Joran Van der Sloot exhibits.
This new Van der Sloot story, and even more evidence Van der Sloot has psychopathic serial killer tendencies, has come to the media’s attention today because he gave an interview to a Dutch newspaper, ‘De Telegraaf’ over the weekend in which he said Peruvian police had tricked him into confessing to Flores’ murder. A murder he now denies. According to Peruvian police however, Van der Sloot’s confession was acquired in an absolutely legal manner and signed by him without coercion.
In transcripts of the confession acquired by CNN, Van der Sloot wrote he elbowed Stephany Flores in the face, strangled her then suffocated her with his shirt – and then he signed it. Now he says the confession was a trick and he’s not guilty. This type of statement is actually telling as it can be indicative of someone who is a classic psychopathic serial killer. Look further into Van der Sloot’s behavior and personality though, and ‘indicative’ turns into highly likely.
A psychopath serial killer is commonly thought of as someone who lies, exploits others for personal gratification or gain, is arrogant, shows poor judgement and doesn’t learn from mistakes (yep, that would be Joran Van der Sloot). Add onto that being sexually promiscuous, having low or no self-control, with no empathy for others and no remorse for his actions, and you’ve described Joran Van der Sloot to a tee.
In fact, it also seems as though his own mother believes there’s something really wrong with him. In an interview with the same Dutch newspaper, ‘De Telegraaf’ this weekend, she said he’s ‘mentally unwell’ and had been due to enter a psychiatric hospital a few weeks ago, when he disappeared and ended up in Peru.
Most psychopathic serial killers are usually caught, and, thankfully, Joran Van der Sloot was no exception to that rule. Plus, even though this new ‘news’ has come out, the chances of the Peruvian courts believing Van der Sloot was ‘tricked into a confession’ are probably slim to none. After all, authorities like this have had some experience with psychopathic serial killers so they’re a lot more difficult to fool. Finally, Natalee Holloway’s family might get some justice. It’s just unfortunate the death of Stephany Flores was the catalyst.