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VIDEO: Joran Van Der Sloot Apologizes ‘For Everything That’s Happened Since 2005′

Joran van der Sloot told a Dutch TV station he’s sorry “for everything that’s happened since 2005, for all the things said in the media and everything [he feels] guilty for” in an interview that aired Tuesday, in which the accused killer appeared humble and sorrowful — but coyly stopped short of saying anything related to his upcoming trial.

Watch the clip on RadarOnline.com

The 23-year-old Dutchman has spent the past three months in a Peruvian prison in connection with accusations he killed 21-year-old Stephany Ramirez Flores May 30, five years to the day of the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, which thrust the Dutch playboy into the headlines.

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“I was doing a lot of things I shouldn’t have been doing, mostly going out all the night and sleeping all the day,” van der Sloot said in the interview, which was licensed to NBC. “I’ve always been very … impulsive — [I] always take action right away, make a decision immediately and now think about then consequences are.”

Van der Sloot said that his frustration with the widely-held perception he killed Holloway caused him to lie to the media and Holloway’s family regarding his involvement in the disappearance, even to the point of extorting Holloway’s family.

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“There were people who were paying me to make up stories and I was really good at making up stories,” he said. “I misused the situation for my own advantage … I feel bad about that … if I could change that, I would take it back.”

Asked about the upcoming case, van der Sloot said, “I told you, anything about the case, I’m not gonna talk about … it ‘s not in my best interest to talk about it at all.”

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As for the Flores family, he said, “I feel really bad that a family had to lose their daughter …  I think about it all the time. When I speak to the judge, and the time is right, I will tell him the truth.”

Van der Sloot said he got himself into the situation he’s in, and has “to deal with it now — deal with the consequences.”

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The Holloway family attorney John Q. Kelly said in an appearance following the van der Sloot piece that “it ‘s always spin with Joran — he’s always a victim, he’s always a victim, he’s seeking attention … He’s a pathological liar.”


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