Joran van der Sloot has asked for more time to decide how to plead in his trial for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. The case has been postponed until January 11.
From the Associated Press:
When asked how he would plead, Van der Sloot answered in rudimentary Spanish, “I want to give a sincere confession, but I don’t agree with all the charges that has placed on me by the prosecutor. Can I have more time to think about this?”
Judge Victoria Montoya agreed to the postponement.
Van der Sloot entered the courtroom Friday morning in a blue blazer and faded blue jeans with a bulletproof vest beneath the jacket. He sported a crew cut and wore a long-sleeved gray shirt.
Defense attorney Jose Luis Jimenez told The Associated Press Friday that there was a 70 percent chance Van der Sloot will plead guilty, which could help him get a reduced sentence.