Van der Sloot attorney quits

Lima, Peru (CNN) — Joran van der Sloot’s Peruvian attorney has resigned from defending the murder suspect, the attorney told Peru’s Foreign Press Association on Monday.

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

“This has created many problems for me,” Altez said.

According to Peruvian prison authorities, Altez was the only person to have visited van der Sloot in prison.

The 22-year-old Dutch citizen is accused in the death of 21-year-old student Stephany Flores Ramirez last month.

On Monday, van der Sloot, who is in the Miguel Castro Castro prison in Lima, was awaiting a psychological evaluation, prison authorities said.

Key Figure in Holloway Case Wanted in Peruvian Slaying

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(June 2) — Officials in Peru are calling Joran van der Sloot, a longtime suspect in the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, the prime suspect in the brutal stabbing death of a 21-year-old woman in Lima.

Peruvian newspaper El Comercio reports that Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez was found dead inside a room at the hotel Tac in the Miraflores district this morning. The woman had been stabbed and wrapped in a blanket.

Family members of the victim say she was last seen with van der Sloot at a local casino. The hotel room in which her body was found was also reportedly registered in van der Sloot’s name.