Van der Sloot met 21-year-old Peruvian Stephany Flores at a gambling table, and he has signed a confession admitting killing her while back at his hotel room in a rage after she discovered his connection to the Holloway case and allegedly struck him.
He has since refuted his confession, saying he was tricked into signing it, believing he was just signing an acknowledgement of his legal rights. He is demanding that the confession be thrown out of court.
"I am surviving," he told the paper. "It's my own fault I am here."