Accused killer Joran van der Sloot is innocent, his mother says, while his ex-girlfriend calls him "romantic."
In an email obtained by ABC news, Anita van der Sloot claims her son is innocent, saying, "he is not a murderer." His mother goes on to cite distrust for news agencies and suggests he is being set up.
"I am not giving interviews to any American media station because I don’t trust them," the email sent to her son’s ex-girlfriend Melody Granadillo and published by ABC states. "Stay safe and pray for Joran. He is not the monster they like the world to see. He is traumatized, depressed an has an addiction. He is not a murderer. It stinks and feels like a big trap set up for him."