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Joran van der Sloot – Insane, Or Sly Like A Fox?


He’s been cooling his heels in a rat infested cell in Peru’s Castro Castro prison since June 2010 having been accused in the May 30 killing of Stephany Flores.

Because of the viciousness of the crime, prosecutors are looking for a 30 year sentence.

Maximo Altez, van der Sloot’s attorney says he should only be sentenced to 3-5 years!

van der Sloot’s lawyer says his client will plead guilty to killing the young woman he met gambling.  Altez will argue temporary insanity and will use the “violent emotion” defense in the case.  The “violent emotion” plea is typically used in Peru for crimes of passion where a spouse, for example, is surprised in the act of adultery.  van der Sloot claims he became enraged and killed Flores because she learned of his relation to Holloway by looking in his laptop.

Should the Judge believe Altez and opt for the lighter sentence, van der Sloot could be released in twenty months!

Stephany’s family is outraged at this defense and said the plea is outrageous!

van der Sloot remains the key suspect in the 2005 disappearance Natalee Holloway on the island of Aruba.

Should van der Sloot receive the lighter sentence, he still has severe legal problems in the U.S.  If you recall, he faces charges for defrauding Beth Holloway.

He is charged in Alabama with extortion and wire fraud which combined could carry a 50 year sentence!  You can read my original story here.

By the way, just my personal opinion, yep, van der Sloot is insane and not of the temporary kind!  Just sayin!


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  1. ritanita
    03/08/2011 at 10:13 am

    When I heard this on the news last night, I was outraged. I have a hard time believing that an “attack” by the petite Ms. Flores, a person he barely knew, could drive him into such a terrible rage that he beat her to death in a heinous fashion.

  2. Barb2
    03/09/2011 at 6:00 pm

    JoraN and Casey may be distant cousins-Joran lies, changes his stories, has no emotions and is self-centered. He was taken care of by his parents, they overlooked his mis-steps, but not so much now since his father passed away. They are both spoiled brats that got away with too much over the years; they both deserve to be sentenced to the maximum allowed by the law.

  3. Barb2
    03/09/2011 at 6:04 pm

    Oh, and I meant to add, both Joran and Casey have committed murder, no question about it.

  4. David In TN
    03/11/2011 at 1:58 am

    It doesn’t seem likely he can get pull this off in Peru.

  5. David In TN
    03/11/2011 at 2:02 am

    Sorry, I forgot to proofread my post above. I meant to write:

    “It doesn’t seem likely he can pull this off in Peru.”

  6. tezi
    03/14/2011 at 11:36 am

    I agree, donchais, he’s insane and not just temporarily….

    He needs to just stay in prison, where the general public isn’t at risk from his insanity.

  7. donchais
    03/14/2011 at 11:54 am

    tezi! so good to see you, hope all is well!

    I’m hoping whatever the authorities found on his computer drive will nail this sucker!

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