Joran van der Sloot has guardian angel
American woman Mary Hamer says she is Joran van der Sloot’s “guardian angel”. On a Dutch television programme, she said she provides 'humanitarian and spiritual’ help to the suspected murderer of Peruvian woman Stephany Flores.
According to Van der Sloot’s former lawyer Máximo Altez, “She sends him toiletries, vitamins and medicines.” The former lawyer was unable to confirm claims that she sends him tens of thousands of euros every month.
Ms Hamer, a radiologist from Miami, believes he is suffering from a form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD. In public television current affairs programme , she says the murder of Stephany Flores on 30 May 2010, exactly five years after the disappearance of US teen Natalee Holloway, is an "anniversary reaction caused by PTSD". Joran van der Sloot is the prime suspect in the disappearance Holloway case, although there has never been sufficient evidence to charge him.
Mary Hamer has been dubbed Joran van der Sloot’s “Sugar Aunt”. The American doctor sees Joran van der Sloot as a victim of a conspiracy. She even accuses the FBI and Beth Twitty - mother of the missing teenager – of what she calls illegal entrapment in a blog addressed to President Barack Obama.
The doctor says she lives frugally, so that she can save as much as she can to support Joran. She has even recorded a song called “I will rescue you” to raise funds. The money helps towards his defence costs. Joran’s mother and current lawyer say they are pleased with the support.
Confronted with Joran van der Sloot’s manipulative character. Ms Hamer says “No, he negotiates. He has good arguments, but he knows when to stop. He says, Mary I will never lie to you. I will be there to support him forever.” She says she is not in love with the Dutchman.
At the end of the year she plans to fly to Peru. “If you meet him in person you will realise what a beautiful person he is and the concern he has for the Flores family.”
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