The Dutchman Joran van der Sloot retracted his confession in the murder of a young woman in Peru, according to an interview he gave in jail after his country daily telegraph.
In a statement released Monday by the newspaper, Van der Sloot, 22, said he signed documents in which he admitted murdering Stephany Flores because she was intimidated during the interrogation and had promised that he would transfer to the Netherlands.
Van der Sloot is the prime suspect in the killing of Flores, which occurred on May 30 at a hotel in Lima, exactly five years after the unsolved disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba.
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