Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wow! Seems A Spreading Epidemic Of Lone Wolves, Now Being Claimed On Two Continents

Posted by Peter Quennell

While in Santiago Chille before he was extradited to Lima Peru (above) this is what Van Der Sloot reportedly told police.

Van der Sloot gave a different account of events while in custody in neighboring Chile, where he was captured after the killing and quickly extradited.

In the version offered to Chilean investigators, Van der Sloot said he and Flores were surprised in the early morning by two robbers in an apparent assault.

“A man came out of the bathroom blocking the access door with a knife in his hand. On the bed was another man with a gun,” the Spanish-language report quotes him as saying. “The man with the knife said to be quiet, but Stephany began talking in a loud voice and he hit her in the face, making her nose bleed.”

It also says Van der Sloot told Chilean agents that the previous day, he and Flores had been extorted by apparent police officers who demanded $4,000 and a wristwatch he brought from Thailand.

Two lone wolves!  Apparently he then got some advice from Seattle that that one is copyright, and and that he could not use the “14 hours without food or interpreter or lawyer” line, not right now.

However. it could soon become available. Along with a cheap Spiderman act..

After weighing how absurd all this was sounding, he was overwhelmed with the truth.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/13/10 at 09:00 PM in Various hypothesesThe legal followupsThe wider contexts


Here is a video showing Joran van der Sloot exiting and re-entering his hotel room. Stephany Flores was already dead at that time (8:35 am). It seems he notices the security cameras on the ceiling, but not until then, because he looks up and subsequently tries to avoid the camera for a moment.

He must have realised how incriminating this would look later, so he decides to simulate that someone is inside apparently “asleep” and not hearing him knocking on the door. He then goes to the reception and asks a hotel employee to open the door for him with a key. He tells him that he forgot his inside and nobody opens him from the inside (as if there would be someone who could actually do that).

Déjà-vu: Joran van der Sloot claims police brutality made him confess
According to “90 segundos” Joran van der Sloot told his mother that he was forced to confess, because of police brutality during the interrogations. His appointed translator denies the allegations in front of the press and states that Joran van der Sloot was treated well at all times.

I can smell despair.

Posted by Nell on 06/14/10 at 06:21 AM | #

Hi Nell. Inetersting. They showed that CCTV camera on some of the clips which you probably saw too.

If anyone looked right at it, they might figure out that it was a camera - yes VDS seems to have done so - but it actually looked like an electrical junction box, and the lens is hard to spot.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/14/10 at 02:13 PM | #

Hi Peter,

Joran van der Sloot seems to hesitate, like someone who is unsure what to do next. He seems a bit embarrassed in the video. In Perú they assume that his actions are supposed to have some kind of alibi function and I agree. Stephany Flores is already dead at that time and that is the reason why nobody opens the door from the inside when he knocks. I also noticed that at the very beginning of the video, he slightly knocks on the door (00:38), but then closes the door completely (00:47). When he pulls on the doorknob the door clearly moves, so it couldn’t have been completely closed when he knocked on the door for the first time. Why would I knock at a door and then close it, if not for a staged alibi? Weird. Later, at 01:25 in the video footage, he clearly looks at the camera and then steps back, exiting the frame. This makes me believe that he was somehow worried about the security camera (even though he could be sure to be already on tape).

I saw the video about Joran van der Sloot entering his new “home”. I believe that hole in the ground on the left is the “toilet”. He seems to have aged in these past days.

Now he tries desperately to make an exchange: the “true” story about Natalee Holloway’s death and the location where he disposed of her body against spending his prison term in Aruba. Good luck with whatever your new story will be, Joran! I don’t believe your dreams of going back to Aruba will come true, at least not in the next 35 years!

He will be living until sentencing alone in a cell for his protection. After sentencing he will have to make some new friends and learn how to share.

Posted by Nell on 06/14/10 at 06:01 PM | #

now…either his lawyer has resigned or been fired, but he’s looking for a new lawyer.

Dan Abrams: Van der sloot plea won’t work

Posted by mojo on 06/14/10 at 06:48 PM | #

Unfortunately, i cannot watch the video from my location.

Van der Sloot’s Peruvian lawyer, Máximo Altez Navarro, quit, citing personal circumstances according to a news article. He adds that family members of van der Sloot will travel to Perú to get him a new lawyer. Joran van der Sloot himself has been cited by the press as looking for a Dutch lawyer. No idea why he needs a Dutch lawyer in Perú, as the Embassy provides him with a translator for the whole process. This is now the second lawyer who abandons Joran van der Sloot since he was captured.

Meanwhile the Peruvian president, Alan García Pérez, said that Joran van der Sloot will have to stand trial in Perú for homicide before any extradition request will be considered. He also stated that van der Sloot will have to serve his prison sentence in Perú and that there is no treaty for the transfer of prisoners between Perú and the Netherlands.

The family of Stephany Flores demand a life sentence for Joran van der Sloot. They insist that Stephany Flores won approximately 10.000US$ that night in the casino and that the money was nowhere to be found. In Perú, killing someone for financial gain carries a heavier sentence than killing someone in rage.

Posted by Nell on 06/15/10 at 08:00 AM | #

Thanks a lot Mojo and Nell. The Dan Abrams video is the top one in the new post above, and it should be showing in all regions now.

And it does look like the stealing of Stephany’s money was the main motive. This and that Van Der Sloot has a taste for killing and grinning about it later at great length.

Sounds familiar.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/15/10 at 07:35 PM | #
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