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.