Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch national who became internationally infamous for his link to the widely publicized disappearance of Natalee Holloway, admits he extorted $2,500 from Natalee’s grieving mother Beth but says he was “framed” for the murder of Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez.
Van der Sloot says that he took money from the Holloway family because they’ve made his life difficult- but despite having confessed several times to murdering the American teen, he has never given any credible information about Natalee’s eventual fate:
“I wanted to get back at Natalee’s family – her parents have been making my life tough for five years,” the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf quoted him as saying from prison in Peru. “When they offered to pay for the girl’s location, I thought: ‘Why not’?”
In the interview, van der Sloot says he took money from the family of the missing American in return for revealing the location of her body. He never revealed the information… At various times he has confessed to killing the 18-year-old, though he later retracted the confessions.
Although van der Sloot said in the interview that he blamed himself for landing in a prison in Peru, he asserted that he is innocent of the crime for which he is currently being held:
When asked by a reporter about the murder of Flores, van der Sloot replied, “I have been framed. What happened exactly, I will explain later.”