June 21st, 2010
10:09 AM ET

Van der Sloot: 'I was tricked'

CNN Wire Staff

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/CRIME/06/21/peru.murder.case/t1larg.jpg caption="Joran van der Sloot to appear in Peruvian court Monday" width=300 height=169]

Joran van der Sloot was "tricked" into confessing to the murder of a Peruvian student, Stephany Flores Ramirez, he says in a Dutch newspaper article published Monday.

Peruvian police told him that if he signed the papers they gave him, he would be transferred to the Netherlands, he told De Telegraaf in a jail interview.

"In my blind panic I signed everything, but never knew what was written on them," he said.

He is scheduled to appear in a Peruvian court Monday for a hearing into the death of Flores, 21.

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  1. karyn

    I dont belive that one for a second! He was the only one in the room with her and I don't think he was tricked at all.

    June 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  2. Sandy

    He is going to try to weazel out of this murder, just like he did in Aruba. It gets old.

    June 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm |