Van der Sloot Meets Alleged Victim's Father
A hearing for the murder of Stephany Flores has been postponed
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 9, 2011 9:07 AM CDT
Penitentiary workers stand inside Miguel Castro Castro prison where Dutch murder defendant Joran van der Sloot is being held in custody in Lima, Tuesday, June 22, 2010.   (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
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(Newser) – The father of the Peruvian university student allegedly killed by Joran van der Sloot has confronted the suspect for the first time at the Lima prison where the Dutchman is held. Van der Sloot is charged with killing Stephany Flores in his Lima hotel room a year ago after meeting her at a casino. Ricardo Flores encountered Van der Sloot at the Castro Castro prison yesterday for what was to have been a hearing before the suspect's pending trial. The hearing was postponed because no defense lawyer showed up. Previous attorney Maximo Altez has quit. (Click to read about the friends van der Sloot has been making in prison.)