Peru, Van der Sloot: Hard drive evidence suggests murder was premeditated



Joran van der Sloot is being held in Peru for the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. (Photo: Wikipedia.org)

New evidence in the Van der Sloot case suggests that the Dutch man had planned the murder of young Peruvian woman Stephany Flores on May 30, 2010.

After information technology experts conducted an exhaustive investigation of the hard drive from Joran Van der Sloot’s laptop, in which they reviewed his sent and received email, Web pages he had viewed, financial transactions and even files that had been deleted between May 29 and June 4, 2010, they determined that the suspect had lied to the court system.

According to Van der Sloot’s defense, the young man killed Flores out of a “crime of passion” after she began digging through his laptop in his hotel room in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 30. She discovered that he had been accused of killing Natalee Holloway, which provoked a violent argument between the two that ended up claiming the life of the Peruvian woman.

However, after technical studies, it was determined that the pages related to Holloway’s death had been viewed on Saturday, May 29, between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., a fact which is convincing enough to falsify the declarations of the Dutch man’s lawyer.

Inquiries also revealed that after Flores’ murder, pages were viewed with information about which Latin American countries do not comply with extradition, places to cross the border and bus companies in Chile. All of the evidence points to the idea that Van der Sloot was already planning his escape.