Murderer Van der Sloot Weds in Prison This Week

He is due to become a father in September

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 3, 2014 3:00 PM CDT

(Newser) Joran Van der Sloot is serving a 28-year murder sentence for one young woman's death and is the main suspect in another, but that won't keep him from becoming a married man this week, reports Reuters. Tomorrow, the 26-year-old will marry Leidy Figueroa, the 24-year-old Peruvian girlfriend he impregnated on a conjugal visit. She is due to give birth in September. Van der Sloot was convicted of killing a 21-year-old Peruvian woman in 2010, and he is suspected in the 2005 death of American Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Holloway's body has never been found, and Peru promises to extradite Van der Sloot for questioning after he has served his sentence.

Joran van der Sloot in a 2012 photo from a courtroom in Peru.
Joran van der Sloot in a 2012 photo from a courtroom in Peru.   (AP Photo/Karel Navarro, File)
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