Joran van der Sloot Confesses to Murder in Peru

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Joran van der Sloot has confessed to killing Stephany Flores Ramirez in his Lima hotel room, according to Peruvian government authorities.

CNN reports: Van der Sloot will likely be held at one of three maximum security prisons -- Castro Castro, Piedras Gordas and Lurigancho, authorities said. 

At his first court appearance, the judge may set a hearing date for van der Sloot and could order additional investigations in the case.

The Peruvian justice system often issues a lighter sentence in cases where the suspect confesses. That may have influenced his alleged confession.