Suspected murderer Joran van der Sloot claimed he elbowed victim Stephany Flores Ramirez in the face before strangling her and then suffocating her with his own shirt, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
CNN says it has a copy of a leaked confession to Peruvian police officials which gives a graphic insight into where the alleged murder took place and the violent nature of the crime.
“There was blood everywhere,” van der Sloot said in the transcripts.
“What am I going to do now. I had blood on my shirt. There was also blood on the bed, so, I took my shirt and put it on her face, pressing hard, until I killed Stephany.”
Peruvian authorities charged van der Sloot with murder last week in the death of Ramirez, a 21-year-old student from Peru.
Van der Sloot, a 22-year-old Dutch citizen, has also been considered the main suspect in the well-publicized 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba.
In the transcript, van der Sloot said that after Ramirez read one of his private e-mails that was somehow connected to the Holloway case, she punched him in the face.
“At that moment impulsively, with my right elbow I hit her in the face exactly on top of the nose,” van der Sloot said. “I think she started to faint. It affected me so that I grabbed her from the neck and strangled her for a minute.”
Van der Sloot said he had a quick thought that he might try to hide the body, but then fled the scene instead.
He was arrested in Chile on June 3 and was returned the next day to Peru. Along with killing Ramirez, who had a broken neck, he took money and bank cards from her wallet, police said.
Van der Sloot told police in Chile a different story of how Ramirez died when he was arrested there, according to transcripts. He blamed the death on robbers who had waited for him at his hotel in Peru.
“There was a man coming from the access door with a knife in his hand,” van der Sloot said. “The man with the knife hit her in the face, making her bleed through the nose.”
But Peru authorities said they had overwhelming evidence pointing to van der Sloot, and when he was transferred to Peru, van der Sloot confessed to the crime, police said.
Joran van der Sloot, charged with first-degree murder and robbery, is reportedly “scared and depressed,” in his jail, according to local sources.
The accused murder is being held in isolation at the Miguel Castro Castro prison in the San Juan de Lurigancho district of Lima, Peru.
“He does not have access to anything. He may have thought he was going to arrive to a golden prison. He has slept on a matress on the floor,” claim sources.
The cell where he is jailed is the former punishment cell, known as “the tin,” which is isolated from the other wards and is located near the prevention area, where the only ones who can access are the Director of the prison and the agents.
The cell is 3×2.5m, and is equipped with a basic latrine and lavatory he is also being given different food from the other prison inmates because prison officials fear his food will be tampered with.
Van Der Sloot has reportedly told Peruvian officials that he wants to come clean about the location of the body of Alabama honor student Natalee Holloway who went missing in Aruba five years ago.