LIMA, PERU – Joran van der Sloot is at it again, and this time he has 3 defense attorneys to stand behind him.
Joran van der Sloot’s defense team is scheduled to arrive in Lima, Peru on Friday. Two of his defense lawyers will be foreign citizens. But, wouldn’t you know the young Dutchman has Joseph Tacopina as one of his defense lawyers? Most people know Joseph Tacopina from his defense days with Michael Jackson. According to the New York Times, Joseph Tacopina is the “Donald Trumph” of the New York’s defense bar. I guess Joran van der Sloot’s money is working for him. Joseph Tacopina has a reputation for winning most of all of his cases.
According to the Caylee Daily, lawyers for Van der Sloot will argue that there was indeed a third person in the room the night 21-year-old business student Stephany Flores was murdered. Van der Sloot has stood by his statement that he was tricked into confessing to the murder, and that Stephany was murdered by another person.
We all know Joran van der Sloot is far from being naïve. This is a young man who apparently has been around enough lawyers, and judges to know what tricks to pull. According to CNN, Van der Sloot’s attorney also told the press if they run out of options with the Peruvian courts they will reach out to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica. Their plan is to utilize all of their resources.
Van der Sloot is in Miguel Castro Castro in Lima, Peru for the murder of a 21-year-old business student Stephany Flores. According to CNN, autopsy reports show the girl was badly beaten, and asphyxiated. The forensic tests in the hotel room where her body was found apparently showed blood on the floors, hallway and the mattress. CNN also reported that blood was splattered onto Stephany Flores shoes from across the room.
Van der Sloot confessed to elbowing Stephany Flores in the face and then suffocating her with his shirt. The transcripts were provided by a police source, but no names have been released. Van der Sloot told Peruvian officials he became outraged when Stephany Flores read an email addressed to him on his laptop pertaining to the Natalee Holloway case. He told Peruvian officials she punched him in the face, and then he reacted by elbowing her back above the nose.
After killing Stephany Flores, Joran Van der Sloot fled to Chile, and he was later captured there and taken back to Lima, Peru.
Resources: CNN, Associated Content, Caylee Daily, New York Times