Joran van der Sloot’s mother speaks on son, and believes he is sick in the head:
Joran Van der Sloot’s own mother thinks he may have killed Stephany Flores.Anita Van der Sloot reportedly made the statement to a Dutch newspaper.
“Joran is sick in his head, but he didn’t want any help,” the Dutchman’s mother is quoted by De Telegraaf, in which she also admits her son “could have done something” to Stephany Flores.
The young Peruvian woman was found dead in the poker player’s hotel room in Lima on May 30. Van der Sloot was arrested several days later in Chile, after fleeing the country.
“I now believe that Joran may indeed have done something to Stephany in Peru,” she is quoted as saying. “Maybe in a burst of anger? I don’t know.” Anita Van der Sloot also reportedly admited to talking with her son the day before he was captured in Chile. “I said, ‘Joran, you’re being searched internationally. A girl is dead. Where are you?’” she said, according to the newspaper. “He sounded frightened. ‘A girl dead?’ Then he fell silent for a moment.” Then, she reportedly said, he added: “‘It’s not Stephany, is it? No, not Stephany!’”
“I told him he had to turn himself in,” Anita Van der Sloot said, according to De Telegraaf. “If only he had listened to his mother.” If, indeed, Joran Van der Sloot is guilty of murdering the 21-year-old Peruvian woman, then his mother may not want anything more to do with her son.
“If he killed Stephany, then he will have to carry the burden of that,” she reportedly said. “I will not visit him in his cell, I cannot embrace him. But he should get a fair trial. He is psychologically disturbed. That has to count for something, right?”