NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Joran van der Sloot kept his cool after allegedly murdering, sipping espresso in his Lima hotel room while staring at the Peruvian girl's bloodied body, says a Peruvian newspaper reporting details from his alleged confession.
According to the Peruvian newspaper La Republica, the Dutchman drank an espresso, ate four small pastries and ingested three tablets of amphetamine while debating whether to stuff Flores' body in a suitcase and dump her in the ocean or to leave her in the hotel room.
On Thursday, police transferred van der Sloot to a cell at the prosecutor's office as officials prepared to file charges following what they called was a remarkably complete confession in the beating and strangling death of a 21-year-old woman.
According to La Republica, van der Sloot admitted to police that he broke Flores's neck after Flores, without permission, took his laptop and found out he was believed to be involved in the disappearance of Holloway.
"We've practically closed the case," criminal police chief Gen. Cesar Guardia told The Associated Press.
He said van der Sloot, who also remains the lone suspect in the Natalee Holloway disappearance, "confessed with a wealth of details that have been corroborated through criminal investigative rigor."
Guardia denied any suggestion that Van der Sloot's confession was forced. He said a translator assigned by the Dutch Embassy was present, as was a state-appointed defense attorney.
If tried and convicted on murder charges, Van der Sloot would face from 15 to 35 years in prison.
Van der Sloot has been arrested twice in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, who vanished while on vacation in Aruba, but has never been charged. He is also facing extortion and wire fraud charges in Alabama stemming from an alleged plot to reveal information regarding the location of Natalee Holloway's body in exchange for $250,000.