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.