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

(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.

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Veritas
Jul 4, 2014 12:43 PM CDT
Wow there are some desperate women out there.
tpvero
Jul 4, 2014 12:20 PM CDT
One of the reasons they put people in prison is to stop them from breeding. Now there is a baby that will have to duck the terrible legacy of his father. No kid deserves that.
JERZJOE
Jul 4, 2014 8:02 AM CDT
Van der WHO? WHO CARES!! Also I hope he ROTS in Prison!! There ya go!!