Joran Van der Sloot Is Getting Married

Conjugal visitor to wed convicted killer

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted May 31, 2013 7:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Well, it's official: There really is someone for everyone, even literal lady killer Joran Van der Sloot. The convicted killer and alleged extortionist intends to get married next month in the Peruvian prison where he's serving a 28-year sentence, his lawyer, Maximo Altez, has announced. "He wants to marry, change his life, start a new life," Altez tells Fox News Latino. Altez will be the best man and only guest at the blessed occasion, he tells the Herald-Sun.

While Altez won't divulge the name of the, er, lucky bride, reports are swirling that it's Leydi Figueroa Uceda, a 22-year-old Peruvian who, according to the Daily Beast, has registered as Van der Sloot's common law partner so she can have conjugal visits with him. The two are also rumored to have had a son together, though Altez says that's not true.

Joran van der Sloot enters the courtroom for the continuation of his murder trial at San Pedro prison in Lima, Peru, Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012.
Joran van der Sloot enters the courtroom for the continuation of his murder trial at San Pedro prison in Lima, Peru, Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012.   (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Joran Van der Sloot attends his murder trial held at the San Jorge prison in Lima, Peru, Friday Jan. 6, 2012.
Joran Van der Sloot attends his murder trial held at the San Jorge prison in Lima, Peru, Friday Jan. 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
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