GUILTY Peru - Stephany Flores, 21, murdered in Lima hotel room, 30 May 2010 #24

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i even switched a shift at work so i'd be able to watch it live :woohoo:

LOL! Me too. I arranged to have the day off so I can watch. :fence:

So... does anyone have any predictions as to what he's going to decide to do? I think he's going to go "all in" and opt for a trial. He's a gambler, after all, likes the attention and this way he can stall (what I hope is) the inevitable.
 

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LOL! Me too. I arranged to have the day off so I can watch. :fence:

So... does anyone have any predictions as to what he's going to decide to do? I think he's going to go "all in" and opt for a trial. He's a gambler, after all, likes the attention and this way he can stall (what I hope is) the inevitable.

Nothing can be predicted when it comes to him. I can't see JVDS wanting to do anything that would mean he takes full responsibility, especially considering how many people are watching around the world.

Isn't it something what it's come down to, the guy who started gambling at a young age, the big gambler who lied over and over about his first victim to get money, the guy who lied, cheated, scammed and stole to get money, murdering to get money, his last gamble will be on his own life. There sure seems to be some kind of Karmic justice going on here as well.

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John Ludwick is a total idiot. Easy to see why he's a friend of JVS. He's been on NG before. I can understand the appeal of having the one person claiming to be JVS's friend that still believes he's innocent. But he came across as such an idiot the first time that it's hard to believe they actually asked him back.

He thinks he's some sort of media star now. He better be careful what he says or hire a lawyer as he might just find the FBI on his doorstep asking some questions since he claims JVS and him discussed emails re: the extortion attempt. Or maybe not... they may just figure him for the two bit punk he is.

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Hmmmmm, you might actually be on to something. Back in 2010, Ludwick the good friend of JVDS who knew him all of about 3 1/2 months, also said that JVDS contacted him from Peru looking for money.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1006/14/ng.01.html

GRACE: Please put Mr. Ludwick up.

Mr. Ludwick, he`s confessed to breaking somebody`s neck -- a girl`s neck -- and then taking her clothes off after she is dead. And then it says, I used the comforter and the sheets to clean up all the blood from the floor. I only cleaned the floor. He left the rest of the room just bloody.

You know another can of worms. Here is an e-mail exchange between you and Joran Van Der Sloot where he says, happy birthday, I hope you had a good day. This is May 29.

And remember how important family and friends are. By the way, can you send me some money through Western Union tomorrow? Remember that?

LUDWICK: Yes, I do.

GRACE: Did you send him money?

LUDWICK: No, I didn`t. He had told me -- that was the evening of May 29th and I guess the alleged event happened later -- a few hours later into the 30th. But he told me he needed money to get back to Aruba. So, I mean, before I had a chance to help him out, I couldn`t get ahold of him. And then the news said what it said.

RE:the extortion

GRACE: To you, Mr. Ludwick, what kind of things would you do together?

LUDWICK: Mainly we went to the casino and he liked to play poker. I just watched or played slots. But he really -- I`d say he had a gambling addiction. But he`d play poker almost every night.

GRACE: Did he ever mention where he got the money? Did he ever mention he was in the middle of a shakedown on the dead girl`s mother for $250,000 to name where the dead girl`s body is?

LUDWICK: I know he had money because he ran a coffee shop in Thailand. So he had some money saved for that. But after a while, his money started running low. And that`s when I guess the contact happened with that.

GRACE: What contact?

LUDWICK: That`s when I guess he tried to contact John Kelly or Beth Holloway and that stuff happened when he ran out -- started running out of money.

GRACE: Mr. Ludwick, why do you say he tried to contact them? What he tried to do was extort $250,000 in exchange for the location of Natalee`s body. It would seem to me that you would be concerned that he knew where a dead body was? If you knew where a dead body was, Mr. Ludwick, wouldn`t you tell police?

LUDWICK: Not if it compromised me, maybe not.
 

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LOL! Me too. I arranged to have the day off so I can watch. :fence:

So... does anyone have any predictions as to what he's going to decide to do? I think he's going to go "all in" and opt for a trial. He's a gambler, after all, likes the attention and this way he can stall (what I hope is) the inevitable.

I agree. He seems like an "all in" kind of guy. Not to mention, he knows about the extradition bargaining going on right now with the US and he pretty much knows he's facing life in prison if he takes this aggravated murder deal so why not spend his days for the next few weeks or months in front of the world camera and see if he can scrounge up a few more "guardian angels".

:yuck:
 

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The guy to his right and the one behind him are the taxi drivers who are also being charged in the case but are there as witnesses.

I noticed the wierd tongue flick as well and thought it odd at first. After re-watching a couple of times, I think he was indicating that he was hot as he began to take off his vest and jacket. I think he was trying to act kinda friendly (as if they were all in the same boat or something) but the guy turned away and wanted nothing to do with him.

That's what I got out of it anyway.

Hmm . . . Somehow I don't think so :fence:
 

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Does anyone know off hand what the maximum would be for the fraud/extortion charges in the US if he's found guilty?
 

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Good article summarizing the events so far...


Sporting a severe crew cut, Joran van der Sloot, 24 years old and more than six feet tall, sauntered into a special courtroom in Peru's largest prison, Lurigancho, east of the capital, Lima. The Dutch national quickly peeled off a blue blazer and the bullet-proof vest provided by the police. If the court would have allowed it, he'd probably have done away with a long-sleeve gray shirt as well to get comfortable in the sweltering heat of southern hemisphere summer. As it turned out, he wouldn't be sweating for long on Friday.


Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2103945,00.html#ixzz1j07bACpi
 

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my bolding

Hmmmmm, you might actually be on to something. Back in 2010, Ludwick the good friend of JVDS who knew him all of about 3 1/2 months, also said that JVDS contacted him from Peru looking for money.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1006/14/ng.01.html

respectfully snipped:
RE:the extortion

GRACE: Mr. Ludwick, why do you say he tried to contact them? What he tried to do was extort $250,000 in exchange for the location of Natalee`s body. It would seem to me that you would be concerned that he knew where a dead body was? If you knew where a dead body was, Mr. Ludwick, wouldn`t you tell police?

LUDWICK: Not if it compromised me, maybe not.

These "people" never cease to horrify me.
 

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I would hope and pray that LE keeps an eye on this guy. IF he survives his sentence for murdering and dismembering his poor wife, he will most likely be on American soil and ....................well, he's NOT a nice human being, imho.

IF he comes back to the States, we'll probably be seeing his name again. :(

JMHO
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Translation is crude but it looks like JVS will plead guilty according to his lawyer.

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/...-10/holandes-aceptaria-declararse-culpable-de

Dutch Joran van der Sloot will go Wednesday to the Peruvian Court considers it and they are likely to accept having killed in May 2010 a young woman, once last week asked for time to reflect, he said Tuesday his lawyer.

"You can say that things are already designed," his lawyer, Jose Luis Jimenez told AFP.

The Ombudsman noted that the Dutch would be prepared to fully accept the fiscal accusation that blames him of murdering Stephany flowers (21 years) with cruelty and ferocity at a hotel in Lima on May 30, 2010 when both were known at a casino playing poker, so it calls him condemned to 30 years in prison.


I must admit I'd like to hear some of the details that would come from the witnesses if it were to go to trial.
 

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Dutchman ready to admit killing Peruvian woman: attorney

Edward Alvarez, lawyer for the family of the victim, told AFP that a guilty plea by Van der Sloot would most likely result in "a reduction in penalty from 30 to 29 or 28 years."

If Van der Sloot denies the charges, he would be go through a legal process that could make him subject to potential life imprisonment.
"If during the trial evidence arises that it was a robbery with death consecutively, he could be charged with robbery followed by death, which is punishable by life imprisonment," Alvarez said.

He disagreed with Van der Sloot's attorney, who estimated days ago that his client could have his sentence reduced by 15 years with a guilty plea.
"That's absurd," said Alvarez, who said a reduced sentence is "at the discretion of the court."

He also said Van der Sloot was unlikely to receive the kinds of prison privileges granted in the Netherlands because examinations of him determined he was a "psychopath" who represented a danger to society if he was freed.

full article at link ................ http://news.yahoo.com/dutchman-ready-admit-killing-peruvian-woman-attorney-215958793.html
 

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If he opts to go to trial how long would that be? I think he totally looks way more crazy than he did a couple of years ago. IF thats possible!!!:nuts: moo
 

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If he opts to go to trial how long would that be? I think he totally looks way more crazy than he did a couple of years ago. IF thats possible!!!:nuts: moo

It's been said that the trial would last six months.

I agree... crazy as a rat. I think he looked high as a kite too.
 

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In Session gearing up for 10 am live coverage. Jean C covering. Showing parts from Friday.

I hope they've used this time to find a better translator for the proceedings.
 

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I don't see crazy when I look at him, I see cold, calculating and evil. Everything he's done has been calculating.

Listening now to Cole speaking on IS, it's chilling.

JMHO
 

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I don't see crazy when I look at him, I see cold, calculating and evil. Everything he's done has been calculating.

Listening now to Cole speaking on IS, it's chilling.

JMHO

Sorry! crazy to me meant what u said. I guess i could of put it better. His eyes are scary!
 
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