CNN reports that, "Van der Sloot confessed Monday night after a seven-hour interrogation to killing Flores, a source with direct knowledge of the investigation told CNN." This confession is important in that it enables a lesser sentence in Peru. If a person confesses to a murder the maximum sentence is 35 years in prison, as Peru doesn't have the death penatly or life in prison. This is a travesty in this case because this guys doesn't deserve to see the light of day. Most signs have him in connection with the disappearance of Holloway and he's now killed again.
One can only hope justice is served, that the families can find some kind of closure, and that Van der Sloot is never able to kill again.