Joran van der Sloot Recants Murder Confession. Sloot's Mother: "My Son is Sick in His Head" (Video below)
"I was very scared and confused during the interrogations and wanted to get away," he said during a prison cell interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. "In my blind panic, I signed everything but didn't even know what it said."
The Dutchman, 22, said he only admitted to killing Flores May 30 – five years to the day Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba – because police intimidated him and promised he would be transferred back to the Netherlands if he confessed.
His mother was quoted saying to a Dutch newspaper.
My son is sick in his head," De Telegraaf quoted Anita van der Sloot as saying in an interview published on its website Sunday. The comments were her first since her son's most recent arrest.