"He is not the monster they like the world to see. He is traumatized, depressed and has an addiction. He is not a murderer. It stinks and feels like a big trap set up for him ... Joran is sick in his head, but he didn't want help." —Anita van der Sloot, mother of Joran van der Sloot, who confessed to the May 30 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, and remains a prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, in a statement to De Telegraaf and ABC News last night.
She added that her son "displayed signs of paranoia and blamed himself for his father’s unexpected death earlier this year."