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Van der Sloot: 'I Am Afraid I Will Be Killed'

Accused murderer Joran Van der Sloot is ready to come clean about the location of Natalee Holloway's body -- for fear of being killed in a Peru jail.

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Van der Sloot is currently being held in isolation at the Miguel Castro jail in Peru as he awaits trial on the murder of Peruvian business student Stephany Flores.

"I don't want to be imprisoned in Peru," he reportedly told police. "I am afraid I will be killed."

By identifying the location of Holloway's body, who went missing in Aruba five years ago, Van der Sloot hopes he won't serve a life sentence in Peru.

"Convicts inside have committed serious crimes," criminal attorney Luis Lamas Puccio told People magazine. "There is too much promiscuity, overcrowding and poor health conditions. I know Joran is isolated... This way he'll be safe not only from rape but also from being killed."