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Will Joran van der Sloot Get out of Jail? Stephany Flores' Alleged Murderer Files Complaint

Joran van der Sloot (CBS/AP)

Joran van der Sloot (CBS/AP)
LIMA, Peru (CBS/AP) Joran van der Sloot has filed a complaint with Peru's police alleging interrogators violated his rights when he confessed to killing Stephany Flores.

PICTURES: Van der Sloot Hotel Room Crime Scene

Van der Sloot's lawyer said Thursday that the complaint has been filed against Peru's chief homicide detective Col. Miguel Canlla and investigating agents.

According to newspaper El Comercio, the Dutch national claims his arrest in Chile for the murder of Flores was executed without a proper warrant. He also states in the complaint that he was not given an official translator, which caused confusion.

"All this with the intention of pressuring me to accuse me of homicide," van der Sloot said in a document obtained by Peruvian television news program "24 Hours."

The complaint seeks to invalidate the confession by arguing that his attorney at the time was state-appointed, stating, CNN reports, "I have been denied my right to a proper defense, by imposing an attorney that seems to be the girlfriend of a cop on duty who works in this police department."

Van der Sloot is recanting his confession in the May 30 killing of Flores in his Lima hotel room. He remains the lone suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway on Aruba.

He told a Dutch newspaper he confessed under duress.

Graphic crime scene photos, obtained exclusively by 48 Hours | Mystery from sources close to the investigation and published exclusively by Crimesider, show a severely beaten Flores, her body badly bruised, her clothes stained with blood.

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  • Edecio Martinez

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