Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, best known as the primary suspect in the Natalee Holloway disappearance, pled guilty to the murder of Stephany Flores, 21, in a Peruvian court on Wednesday. With cameras from around the world pointed directly at him, forever capturing his words, he said, " Yes, I want to plead guilty. I wanted from the first moment to confess sincerely," he told the court. "I truly am sorry for this act. I feel very bad."
The question is why did he plead guilty? He's been the primary suspect in the Holloway case for years and has led the authorities on a merry chase. At times confessing to various people, then recanting his story and even being arrested twice for questioning, he knew there was not enough evidence to charge him. He was playing a sick game with the police, the prosecution and worst of all the emotions of the family that lost their daughter. In this case, he clearly loved playing games with the authorities AND he had a chance to have the charge reduced to manslaughter. So again, why did he plead guilty?