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Report: Joran Van der Sloot to be a Father

October 8, 2012

It appears that Joran Van der Sloot, who became well-known around the world for the murder of Stephany Flores and for being arrested twice in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, will soon be a father.

Van der Sloot’s lawyer stated that the pregnancy is not confirmed.

From CNN:

The Dutch citizen may be preparing to welcome a new child into the world while he is serving 28 years in a Peruvian prison for Flores’ death, according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, which says it confirmed the news over the phone with van der Sloot himself.

The mother, identified only as “Leidi” by the newspaper, met van der Sloot in prison and became pregnant after an unsupervised visit with the jailed 28-year-old, the paper said.

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Joran Van Der Sloot Getting Married?

July 19, 2012

If you believe every rumor you hear, then it appears that convicted killer Joran van der Sloot is about to get married in Peru.

From the Huffington Post:

The rumors of marriage surfaced last week at Peru21.pe. The Peruvian news website, citing van der Sloot’s attorney, Max Altez, said he plans to marry inside a Peruvian prison, where he is serving a 28-year prison sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores. The 21-year-old business student was found stabbed to death in van der Sloot’s Lima hotel room on June 2, 2010.

Court Sentences Joran van der Sloot to 28 Years in Prison

January 13, 2012

Joran van der Sloot has been sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old woman he met at a casino in Lima.

van der Sloot frequently hung his head as the charges were read in court.

From USA Today:

The court, taking into account the time he has spent in jail, says he would be eligible to be freed in June 2038.

The prosecution has requested a 30 years sentence, but the court said it had reduced it by two years because of Van der Sloot’s “sincere confession” that led to a speedy conclusion of the case.

Van der Sloot, 24, pleaded guilty on Thursday to killing of Stephany Flores, 21, last year in a rage at his hotel room in the Peruvian capital.

Natalee Holloway Declared Dead

January 12, 2012

A judge has ruled Natalee Holloway dead, more than six years after she vanished in Aruba during a high school graduation trip.

With both of her parents present in the courtroom, Judge Alan King said he would sign an order to allow Holloways’ death certificate to be issued.

From CBS News:

“We’ve been dealing with her death for the last six and a half years,” Dave Holloway said after a brief hearing. He said the judge’s order closes one chapter in a long ordeal, but added: “We’ve still got a long way to go to get justice.

Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba on May 30, 2005. The 18-year-old was last seen leaving a bar early that morning with a young Dutchman, Joran van der Sloot. Her body was never found and the ensuing searches for the young woman would reap intense media scrutiny and worldwide attention.

 

Joran Van Der Sloot Pleads Guilty

January 11, 2012

Joran van der Sloot has pleaded guilty to charges that he killed Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room back in 2010.

Most believe that the case saw global attention because van der Sloot was arrested twice but never charged in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

From CNN:

“I am really sorry for what happened,” he told the three magistrates overseeing his trial in Lima, Peru, after pleading guilty to the “qualified murder” and simple robbery of Stephany Flores. There is no jury.

The 24-year-old Dutch national faces a sentence of 30 years in prison, but his attorney hopes his guilty plea, called an “anticipated conclusion of the process,” will reduce that term.

He will be sentenced Friday morning.

Joran Van der Sloot Murder Trial Postponed ‎

January 6, 2012

Joran van der Sloot has asked for more time to decide how to plead in his trial for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. The case has been postponed until January 11.

From the Associated Press:

When asked how he would plead, Van der Sloot answered in rudimentary Spanish, “I want to give a sincere confession, but I don’t agree with all the charges that has placed on me by the prosecutor. Can I have more time to think about this?”

Judge Victoria Montoya agreed to the postponement.

Van der Sloot entered the courtroom Friday morning in a blue blazer and faded blue jeans with a bulletproof vest beneath the jacket. He sported a crew cut and wore a long-sleeved gray shirt.

Defense attorney Jose Luis Jimenez told The Associated Press Friday that there was a 70 percent chance Van der Sloot will plead guilty, which could help him get a reduced sentence.

Joran Van der Sloot Sues Chile

November 30, 2011

Joran Van der Sloot is suing the government of Chile for more than $13 million, alleging his human rights were violated when Chile extradited him last year to Peru to face charges in the death of Stephany Flores.

From CNN:

“The lawsuit is against the Chilean government, for having violated Joran van der Sloot’s basic human rights,” his Peruvian lawyer Aldo Cotrina told In Session. The suit was filed September 4 with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington.

“Maybe they won’t accept my analysis in Peru, because they feel this is the way things have always been done,” said Cotrina, who is based in New York. “But I believe there are universal human rights and we have to respect those rights. We can’t say that because someone is accused of killing a person, you can violate all their rights.”