40 years of faulty wiring

Best Remedy for Psychological Stress: Go Kill Somebody

And you think you’ve had stress in your life?  The psychopath and pathological liar Joran Van der Sloot told a court that he killed Stephany Flores, a Peruvian business student, due to “severe emotional reaction to extreme psychological trauma” over the Natalee Holloway disappearance.  Holloway, an American high school graduate, was abducted by Van der Sloot who claimed he sold her as a sex slave in Aruba in 2006. During that time Van der Sloot claimed he had no knowledge  of Holloway’s disappearance. When his involvement was exposed he tried to convince a jury that he hadn’t killed Holloway, but rather had sold her as a sex slave to persons unknown.

During this time, 20-year-old Van der Sloot confessed to his involvement in the Holloway disappearance to police informant Chris Cuomo, an amateur “crime-fighter” with no prior experience in trapping criminals into admitting culpability. Cuomo, posing as a drug lord, ignored talk about Natalee Holloway until Van der Sloot began talking willingly about the crime. With obvious pride, Van der Sloot bragged about his involvement in killing Holloway five years ago, stating he “really didn’t have a bad feeling doing this. I just had a good night’s sleep that night.” His pathology further displayed itself when he told Cuomo that the moment Holloway died he thought “how do these things keep happening to me?”, referring to the fact that he wanted sex with her but now that she was dead it was impossible.

According to the DSM-IV-TR, a sociopath exhibits traits that include:

  1. delusional sense of importance
  2. lack of empathy
  3. pathological lying
  4. lack of remorse or guilt
  5. promiscuous sexual behaviour

all admissions Van der Sloot reveals in a four-minute videotape.

Just as bizzare was the fact that Van der Sloot’s father, Paulus Antonius Petrus Johanna “Paul” van der Sloot was arrested on June 22, 2005, for his possible involvement in the disappearance of Holloway. Joran Van der Sloot alleged that his father paid off two police officers who had learned that Holloway was taken to Venezuela. Van der Sloot claimed his father said “selling people isn’t good”, then later retracted the statements. Not long afterward, Van der Sloot’s father died of a heart attack, presumably brought on by the shame and stress his son brought him in the Holloway case. Now isn’t that a son to be proud of?

However the moral of the story here is when in great duress kill someone: it seems to take a load off a person’s shoulders.  However there is a small caveat to the story; you must possess a psychopathy and be able to get a good night’s sleep after the murder.  You do want to face a new day refreshed and ready to look for another victim, after all.

Happily Van der Sloot has since been convicted:


The unhappy news is that Van der Sloot could be released in 10 years after serving only a third of his sentence…that’s the way it’s done in Peru.  And so far the Holloway murder hasn’t been tried.  An Alabama judge has declared her legally dead….personally I call it violently dead.  Watch Summary of conviction Joran Van der Sloot to 28 years imprisonment


January 12, 2012 - Posted by | Bizarre yet True, Crime and Punishment | , , ,

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