The Joran Van Der Sloot Plot Thickens

As Joran van der Sloot sits in prison in Peru, awaiting trial for the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez, more and more nasty information keeps coming out about the 22-year-old Dutch man who is still the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The details of the whole extortion plot have come to light. Apparently, van der Sloot contacted the lawyer of Beth Holloway, Natalee’s mom, and said that for a price of $250,000 he would give the details of Natalee’s death and the location of her body. Holloway agreed—but called the FBI to have them record the exchange first. After a portion of the money had traded hands, van der Sloot said that Natalee had been trying to stop him from leaving her when they got in a physical struggle. During the fight, Natalee hit her head on a rock and died. Van der Sloot said he took her body to his father’s house, where he buried her in the basement. However, it was soon discovered that the house wasn’t even built in 2005 and that van der Sloot was lying. The FBI opted not to charge van der Sloot with extortion then. Using the Holloways’ money, he traveled to Peru, where two weeks later, he killed Flores. The transcript of van der Sloot’s confession in that murder has been leaked. Apparently, van Der Sloot elbowed Flores in the face, strangled her and suffocated her with his own shirt. “There was blood everywhere,” van der Sloot said. “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.”

Van der Sloot said he considered hiding the body of Flores but chose to flee from their hotel room instead. He told a different story in Chile, however. There, he claimed she was killed by robbers in the hotel. Van der Sloot’s lawyer, Maximo Alonso Altez Navarro, said he plans to ask the judge to strike down the Peruvian confession, claiming van der Sloot was not properly represented at the time of interrogation. Peruvian police disagree and claim his confession was legal.

When will we get the whole story? At this rate, who the hell knows. [CNN, People]