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Joran van der Sloot Confesses to Killing Peruvian Lesbian Stephany Ramirez. No Death Penalty

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Late yesterday Joran van der Sloot, the suspected killer of Alabama’s Natalee Holloway, confessed to slaying Stephany Flores Ramirez, a lesbian whose body was found days after her beating and stabbing death in a Lima hotel room. According to CNN’s report, in Peru’s courts it is better to confess, which generally earns you a lighter sentence than a conviction at trial. There is neither a death penalty or life sentence in Peru; the highest sentence is reportedly 35 years.