June 14th, 2010
01:38 PM ET

Van der Sloot attorney resigns

Joran van der Sloot's Peruvian attorney has resigned from defending the murder suspect, the attorney told Peru's Foreign Press Association Monday.

Earlier, Maximo Altez Navarro told CNN that he didn't want to be van der Sloot's attorney anymore.

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  1. T

    Anyone who would defends this guy would be a fool.... He is giving everyone the run around.

    June 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • davonskevort

      i would be his attorney! and i havent even got a juris doctorate. Its a simple case.... you just have to show that he was damaged and scared by the false accusations of whats her name in that other nation. When this gal went snooping in his private stuff she falsely leveled an accusation at him that caused such anger that he acted out of rage. Its a perverse sense of a self fulfilling prophacy. My "client would admint guilt' but press for leaneancy because of the trama that he recieved in his past. A false accusation can haunt someone and cause PTSD for years.... thats how i would swing this.. i could get him 2 years in jail under light security if it was played right. (give me money so i can bring in experts that would support my arguments and its a done deal... the key is make him the victom of imperialist americas blood hunt for anybody who hurts a blond white girl.

      June 15, 2010 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
    • davonskevort

      if you play it right as a lawyer you can become more famous than your client.... think of scott petersons lawyer...

      June 15, 2010 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. SayWhut

    The attorney was probably getting death threats- the whole country of Peru hates van der Sloot, I doubt they will like anyone who represents this dbag. Who could blame them?

    June 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chachi Arcola

    Time to dig up Johnny Cochran.

    June 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • lucia

      lol thats a good one haha

      June 16, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Jenny

      Brilliant.....needed a good laugh and you took care of it.

      June 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ilonapet

    I remember wondering how the attorneys for the Manson clan were able to defend them.

    June 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. littlemama

    and is anyone really surpised? The kid is a dishonest, sociopathic murderer. I'm sure the defense lawyer was having his family threatned, why else would a defense attorney drop such a high profile case? I think Karma's coming back for Mr. Van Der Sloot... bummer for him, but justice will be served.

    June 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ilonapet

    sending him into the general population in that prison to await trial would take care of it all.

    June 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • KKB

      we need him alive until he confesses to all his crimes and to find out the truth about Natlie Holloway....then put him in a cell with Bubba....or live in fear forever

      June 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Robert

    Joran has lied so many times, and to so many people I can perfectly understand why an attorney would have trouble representing him. More than likely a member of Peru's public justice office will have to defend him

    June 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. damiao

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com Is there anyone who deffends this guy? He must spend 40 years in jail....

    June 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Nurse111

    This killer needs to be turned loose down a dark back ally. Let the people take care of him!!! He is a jerk, I am glad the Lawyer left. Hey let the killer defend himself!!! He thinks he knows it all anyways.

    June 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • dntbstpd1

      He's already been let loose for YEARS, and nobody 'took care' of him. His justice will be received via the courts.

      June 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Matthew bromme

    He is in Peru. He did not have Miranda rights, nor the other list of rights criminals receive in America. He lied, probably to his own attorney or possibly said something to the attorney that put the attorney in a tight ethic spot.

    Whatever, I hope they do not deport this murderer to Aruba and he does his time in a jail in Peru. I am sure this good looking piece of garbage will make a number of Peruvian prisoners happy as their ........

    June 14, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. califaslady

    I am wondering if he was paying the lawyer with the money that he recieved from Natalies mom,

    June 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |

      He didn't receive money from Natalie's mom

      June 15, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • KKB

      or the money he stole from her winnings after he killed her!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. califaslady

    I don't think even Johnny Cochran (rest his soul ) could or would get him out of this!!
    Has anybody seen how the citizens of Peru treat the criminals, he's lucky that he's in jail , some of these people take their justice into their own hands (brutal).

    June 14, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mark

    As the father of two teenaged daughters, I would gladly offer to pull the switch or give the injection to this evil person.

    June 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • califaslady

      there is no death penalty in Peru, BUT you could turn him loose the people of Peru, that is just the same as giving him the death penalty

      June 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • queenmary

      You can be certain that the "switch" or the "needle" won't have time to find their way into this man 's life – he will be dead within a week of being in the main population. A cute, young, white, rich Dutch boy who murdered one of their own beautiful senoritas? Ha ha ha ha ha. He should be so lucky to have a switch or needle end his life. He will get what he deserves. Rightly so.

      June 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |

    He will be killed while he is in jail, and he knows this. He needs to be placed in a suitcase and thrown into the ocean.

    June 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. g.rizzle

    Sounds like his Peruvian lawyer set him up for failure..

    June 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
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