“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.”