June 14th, 2010
10:25 AM ET

Police release transcripts in Joran van der Sloot murder case

Mayra Cuevas

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/14/t1larg.vander.sloot.gi.jpg caption="The suspect told police in Chile a different story about who killed Stephany Flores Ramirez." width=300 height=169]

Lima, Peru - Joran van der Sloot said he elbowed murder victim Stephany Flores Ramirez in the face before strangling her and then suffocating her with his own shirt, according to transcripts of his confession released by Peruvian authorities.

The transcripts give shocking details of the murder van der Sloot is accused of and also gives the public its first glimpse of why van der Sloot says the alleged murder took place.

"There was blood everywhere," van der Sloot said in the transcripts. "What am I going to do now. I had blood on my shirt. there was also blood on the bed, so, I took my shirt and put it on her face, pressing hard, until I killed Stephany."

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  1. m gallagher

    This guy is bad and should be taken off the streets before he can do this again. I only hope that the rush to prosecute hasn't provided a new hole for him and his lawyers to squirm out of. That would be tragic!

    June 14, 2010 at 10:47 am |