Joran van der Sloot’s mother Anita apologized to the parents of Stephany Flores Ramirez, claimed he’s not a monster, and said she won’t be visiting him in prison in an interview with a Dutch TV station obtained by ABC News.
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As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, van der Sloot is the 22-year-old Dutchman who currently stands accused of killing 21-year-old Ramirez on May 30 in Lima, Peru. He is also a suspect in connection with the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba back in 2005. Van der Sloot initially told investigators he had killed Flores, but later recanted his confession.
“I think a part of me still wants to believe that it’s all a very bad movie,” Anita said. “But I thought immediately of the parents of [ Stephany ] … in a way, I lost my child, too.
“I hope that he gets a chance to talk with the parents of Stephany Flores (Ramirez) , and that he can tell them what happened,” Anita said. “And I apologize for them … that he’s my son — he’s not a monster. He can be very gentle, but it could be that he has bipolar personality. I hope he gets the help.”
Anita said she will not be visiting her son in prison because she wants to keep her distance and fears “it would bring emotions up” she’s not ready for.
“I’m not a policeman — I’m a mom,” she said. “I believe in karma, I believe that very strongly. I believe that if you do things that you shouldn’t do, that a lot of [expletive] happens to you,” Anita said. “He didn’t want to listen to his parents. He didn’t listen to me, this last time. I tried to do my best. I don’t think I could have done more. He’s considered an adult right now. He has to do whatever he needs to do, and that is tell the truth [about] what happened.”