Joran Van der Sloot Peru

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Van der Sloot to Marry Pregnant Girlfriend

Nothing to do with US extradition, lawyer says

(Newser) - In a move Joran Van der Sloot's lawyer says has nothing to do with potential extradition to the US, the Dutch murderer is set to marry his pregnant girlfriend in a Peruvian prison. There have been rumors of marriage before, but the lawyer tells the AP that legal formalities... More »

Peru to Extradite Van der Sloot to US

...but he has 24 years in prison to serve first

(Newser) - The Dutchman long suspected of murdering American teenager Natalee Holloway in 2005 is going to face justice in the US—but not until 2038. Joran van der Sloot has 24 years left to serve in Peru for the murder of a 21-year-old student, and authorities have agreed to extradite him... More »

Van der Sloot Pleads Guilty

Joran Van der Sloot appears in Peruvian court over murder of Stephany Flores

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot has officially admitted to killing at least one woman: He pleaded guilty today to the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores , a killing that occurred five years to the day after the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. "Yes, I want to plead guilty. I wanted from... More »

Van Der Sloot Sues Victim's Father

Dutchman claims extradition from Chile violated his human rights

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot isn't happy about the way he was hauled out of Chile last year to face murder charges in Peru. The 24-year-old Dutchman, claiming the extradition violated his human rights, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Peru's former president, Chile's former interior minister,... More »

Van der Sloot Meets Alleged Victim's Father

A hearing for the murder of Stephany Flores has been postponed

(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... More »

Holloway Mom Confronts Van Der Sloot in Jail

Dutch TV crew sneaks mother into Peruvian prison

(Newser) - Beth Holloway confronted the only suspect in her daughter's death after sneaking into the Peruvian prison where he is being held. Holloway told Joran Van Der Sloot she had "no hate in her soul" for him during the brief confrontation, MSNBC reports. Holloway had no permission to enter the... More »

Van der Sloot: Sure, I Extorted the Holloways

Her parents had made his life really difficult

(Newser) - When the family of Natalee Holloway offered Joran Van der Sloot cash for the location of her body, he figured who was he to turn them down? The murder suspect tells Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf today that he took $25,000 from Natalee's mother, then flew to Latin America—where... More »

Van der Sloot Lawyer: I'll 'Paralyze' Court Process

Accused murderer 'depressed,' Peruvian attorney says

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot's lawyer plans to appeal every ruling that goes against his client and go over the head of the Peruvian justice system if he thinks he needs to. His plan is to "paralyze the process," Maximo Altez tells CNN . He also says his client, a... More »

Police Find DNA on Alleged Van der Sloot Victim

Skin beneath Flores' fingernails being tested

(Newser) - Peruvian police found skin under Stephany Flores Ramirez's fingernails, and they're hoping it will yield DNA evidence they can use against alleged killer Joran van der Sloot. The skin is currently undergoing DNA testing, authorities tell CNN , and may not yield definitive results for weeks. More »

Van der Sloot Clams Up in Court

Murder suspect refuses to answer Peruvian judge's questions

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot appeared in court in Lima today but refused to answer a judge's questions, reports CNN . He says his rights were violated when he was questioned by Peruvian police and confessed to the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez, Van der Sloot's lawyer said after the hearing. The... More »

Van der Sloot: I Was 'Tricked' Into Confession

Prisoner claims police intimidated him into signing

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot has retracted his confession to murdering Stephany Flores, claiming he was “tricked” into signing it. “I was very scared and confused during the interrogations and wanted to get away,” Van der Sloot told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, adding that police promised a confession... More »

Mom: Van der Sloot 'Sick in His Head'

Joran refused to get help, fled to Peru

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot fled to Peru two days before he was to be committed to a mental institution, says mom Anita Van der Sloot, breaking her silence for the first time since her son was charged in the murder of a Peruvian woman he met there. "My son... More »

Welcome to Joran Van der Sloot's Prison Cell

Accused murderer gets hooks to hang his clothes, but the toilet is gross

(Newser) - CNN sent In Session reporter Jean Casarez to get an inside look at Peru’s Castro Castro, the maximum security prison where Joran Van der Sloot is being held. Casarez walks us through the recreational area, the kitchen (meal of the day: fried chicken nuggets), and of course Van der... More »

Ex: Joran Was 'Romantic, Honest'

Melody Granadillo texted Van der Sloot just before he left for Peru

(Newser) - Before he was the man who calmly ate breakfast next to the body of the woman he's accused of murdering, Joran Van der Sloot was an "amazing" and "romantic" teenage Romeo—at least to hear his onetime girlfriend tell it, which she does in an ABC interview airing... More »

Aruba Cops to Quiz Van der Sloot Again

Dutchman says he's ready to talk about Natalee Holloway disappearance

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot may have offered to tell Aruba cops where Natalee Holloway is buried as a ploy to get out of Peruvian jail, but Aruba appears to be taking him seriously. Island authorities plan to send a cop and a prosecutor to quiz Van der Sloot in Peru... More »

Van Der Sloot Lawyer Quits After Death Threats

'This isn't for me,' says Peruvian attorney

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot's lawyer is dropping the highly charged case because he was targeted by death threats. "I've received threats, many threatening e-mails. I'm an older person. This isn't for me," Maximo Altez, 54, told AP . Altez will continue representing Van der Sloot only until the accused... More »

Van der Sloot Confession: 'There Was Blood Everywhere'

Murder suspect's Peruvian defense lawyer quits

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot described Stephany Flores Ramirez's death in grisly detail during his confession — "There was blood everywhere," he recalled—according to a transcript leaked to CNN . They were in his hotel room when Flores read one of his emails, then punched him, and "with... More »

Holloway's Dad Seeks New Info From Van der Sloot

Father hopes suspected kidnapper will talk after arrest

(Newser) - Natalee Holloway's father is back in Aruba today, hoping the suspect in his daughter's disappearance has provided local authorities with new clues since being arrested for the killing of a 21-year-old woman in Peru. Dave Holloway planned to discuss the latest developments with prosecutors and investigators at a meeting tomorrow,... More »

Van der Sloot: I'm a Snake

The strange journey of boy who wanted 'to be a lion'

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot knows something that shouldn't surprise anyone: "If I had to describe myself as an animal, it would be a snake," he has revealed on YouTube. But he has higher aspirations. "I want to be a lion and one day I will be a... More »

Peruvian Prison Terrifies Van der Sloot

Accused murderer 'afraid I will be killed'

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot is being so forthcoming about Natalee Holloway's fate because he fears what will happen to him behind bars. "I don't want to be imprisoned in Peru," People quotes a Peruvian paper as reporting. "I am afraid I will be killed." Hence the... More »

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