The surveillance video shows van der Sloot playing poker, then Flores walks up to his table and sits down. After he gestures, she moves to the seat next to his.
Peruvian police hustled Joran van der Sloot through a gauntlet of photographers and angry bystanders Friday into a prison system observers call on of the world's worst.
The 22-year-old Dutchman is charged with murdering Peruvian business student Stephany Flores, 21, in his Lima hotel room May 30.
He's also the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance in Aruba of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway - but he's never been charged.
If we could read into the future, we would never fall into such a trap. Perilous one-night stands like these happen all over the world, that is, all over where such encounters are common. Obviously we are not willing to read (body language and all...) very much into this story apart from a date going sour, bitterly sour.
Common occurrence in this part of the world, as well.
That, however, is a wake-up call for all those boys and girls who in the heat of the moment and in the very fascination of an ideal date, when your body is under the influence of your hormones, you fall into an abyss, without ever being able to crawl back up again.
How are you to know? You can't. People do not walk around with a sign on their foreheads saying "guilty of." A veritable Russian roulette...
This is what happened to the young women above who would never have thought they were walking right into a lion's den...
Knock on wood!