According to reports, Joran Van Der Sloot’s attempt to retract his confession of murder last month in Peru have been denied by a court in Lima.
Van Der Sloot, from his cell in a maximum security prison has changed his tune, claiming he only confessed to the murder of Stephanie Flores because of the pressure he was under by authorities to sign the papers, though he never fully read what he was signing.
Van Der Sloot recently told a Dutch newspaper: “I was very scared and confused during the interrogations and wanted to get away. In my blind panic, I signed everything but didn’t even know what it said.”
Unfortunately for Joran, the judge ain’t having it, and he’s going to have to sit tight until his trial, which could be anywhere from three to twelve months.
Van Der Sloot is being charged with first degree murder, and aggravated robbery, for taking more than $10,000 in gambling money from Flores after she was murdered.
Joran also remains the main person of interest in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama high school grad Natalee Holloway in Aruba, a case that has still yet to be solved.