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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.


Did Joran van der Sloot Get Girlfriend Pregnant Behind Bars?

June 16, 2011

It appears that way!

According to reports, Joran van der Sloot, accused in the murder of a Peruvian woman and thechief suspect in the disappearance and possible murder of Natalee Holloway, has gotten his girlfriend pregnant while in prison.

From Fox News:

van der Sloot’s girlfriend was frequently seeing him for conjugal visits, going to his jail cell to do “chores” and bringing him candy.

His girlfriend reportedly works at the same Peruvian casino where he met Stefany Flores, the woman he is accused of murdering in June 2010. 

Ricardo Flores, Stefany’s father, has asked officials at the Miguel Castro Castro Jail to investigate the conjugal visits.

Joran van der Sloot Files Appeal

June 30, 2010

As expected, Joran van der Sloot’s attorney filed an appeal earlier today to a ruling that upheld van der Sloot’s confession and detention in the death of Stephany Flores.

Van der Sloot claims that his incarceration is unlawful, and his attorney said that his client intends fight all the way to Peru’s highest court, and even internationally, if needed

From CNN:

For his part, van der Sloot is trying to slow down the legal process by appealing his incarceration and trying to nullify a confession he gave.

One judge already denied his claim, but van der Sloot’s attorney said his client will fight all the way to the Peruvian Supreme Court and international courts, if necessary.

Watch reporter who interviewed van der Sloot

Joran van der Sloot Accused of Murder in Peru

June 2, 2010

Joran van der Sloot, who was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway, is the prime suspect in a weekend murder of a woman in Peru.

From the Associated Press:

Joran van der Sloot is being sought in the Sunday killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel, Criminal police chief Gen. Cesar Guardia told a news conference. He said the suspect fled the country the next day by land to Chile.

The Dutch government said Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for Van der Sloot.

Guardia said the 22-year-old Dutchman, who was in the country for a poker tournament, appears with the young woman in a video taken at a Lima casino early Sunday.

The victim’s father, Ricardo Flores, told reporters she was killed about 8 a.m. in a hotel room in the upscale Miraflores neighborhood that was splattered with blood, indicating a struggle.

The killing occurred exactly five years after the May 30, 2005, disappearance of Holloway in Aruba, a Dutch Caribbean island.

From Reuters:

Joran Van der Sloot was questioned after student Natalee Holloway went missing during a high school graduation trip in the Dutch Caribbean island five years ago, a case that attracted heavy media attention in the United States. He was not charged due to insufficient evidence.

Now he is wanted in Peru in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, a Peruvian woman found dead on the floor of a hotel room in Lima on Monday.

“Homicide personnel are convinced, due to the incriminating evidence we’ve found, that this Dutch citizen is the person responsible for killing Stephany Flores,” said Cesar Guardia, head of the Peruvian police crimes unit.

From CBS News:

Aruban prosecutor Peter Blanken, who has been part of the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, has learned that Joran van der Sloot is now a suspect in a new murder, that of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found in a hotel room in Lima, Peru. The prosecutor told CBS News that the allegation was a remarkable development and says that he is personally shocked by it.

Early Wednesday morning, Stephany Flores Ramirez was found dead, Peruvian newspaper El Comercio reports, in a hotel room registered under van der Sloot’s name. According to police reports, Ramirez had been brutally stabbed and was found wrapped in a blanket in a pool of blood.