Video: Joran Van Der Sloot Appears to ‘Confess’ to Natalee Holloway Murder

But lawyer says video is a fabrication and 'edited to make it look like that'
By Jonathan Zhou, Epoch Times
March 17, 2016 Updated: March 17, 2016

Joran van der Sloot was initially arrested following the disappearance of Holloway in Aruba in 2005, but was later released. He is currently serving a prison sentence in Peru for the murder of 22-year old Stephany Flores. 

“I always lied to the police. I never told the truth,” Sloot said in Dutch to an undercover reporter.

When asked whether he had killed Holloway, Sloot said, “Yes, this is also where I am guilty and I accept everything that I have done.” 

Van der Sloot’s lawyer, Maximo Altez, said to Fox News Latino that Van der Sloot’s admission was a fabrication.

“It’s a total lie, it’s a distorted, the video has been edited to make it look like that,” Altez told Fox Latino.

In the clip, Sloot also mocked the stupidity of the police. 

“When I was young­er, I never told everything. The police just never knew what they had to ask me,” Sloot said.

Holloway was 18 years old when she disappeared while vacationing in the Dutch island of Aruba, in the Caribbean. 

She was last seen getting into a car with Van der Sloot and his brothers after leaving the beach, ABC reports. Previously, Sloot had admitted that he lied to authorities about dropping Holloway at the Holiday Inn, saying that he was “scared.” 

He had previously told authorities that he left Holloway on the beach after a planned sexual encounter never happened because he didn’t have a condom. 

The Dutchman added, “I think that was one of the worst police investigations that ever took place.”