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"I did not want to do it. The girl intruded into my private life," he told investigators, according to Peru's La Republica newspaper. "She had no right."
What a world! The guy beats a woman to death with a tennis racquet because she dared to Google him!
It gets weirder still. According to the Monitor story:
"If charged with homicide, that would take off the table the potential charge of aggravated robbery, which carries a life sentence here. Officers had been investigating leads that van der Sloot had killed Flores to steal her winnings (about $1,000) from a hot streak at the local casino where they had met. Van der Sloot could face between 15 and 30 years for murder, with the severity depending on how the prosecutor views the evidence."
Am I reading this right? You can get a life sentence in Peru for stealing $1,000, but 15 to 30 for murder?! Please, someone tell me I'm reading this wrong. Is life officially so cheap in Peru that robbery carries a greater penalty than beating a young woman to death with a tennis raquet?
I don't think I can take any more of this....