Police Release van der Sloot Transcripts In Peru Murder Case
June 14, 2010
According to the transcripts, van der Sloot became anxious when Ramirez read an unspecified email somehow connected with Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, who went missing in 2005.
Holloway went missing in Aruba, during a class trip. She was believed to have been killed by van der Sloot, though he was never taken to trial over the case.
Ramirez tried to leave, and van der Sloot elbowed her in the face, getting blood over several items on himself, and the hotel furniture.
“There was blood everywhere,” he said in the interview.
“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.
“After I responded with hitting her, I feared that she would go to the police and they would detain me for what was an impulsive act. I think I wanted to kill her because I wasn’t thinking.”
Originally, he had claimed that robbers had been waiting in the hotel room, and punched her in the face, before killing her.
But the overwhelming evidence showing van der Sloot as the killer eventually led to his confession.