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Imprisoned van der Sloot Gets Woman Pregnant

Murderer had 'unsupervised visit,' Dutch newspaper reports

(Newser) - Somehow, Joran van der Sloot—who is in prison for the 2010 murder of Peruvian Stephany Flores and is suspected in the 2005 disappearance of American Natalee Holloway —still holds appeal to some women. A Dutch newspaper reports that van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year sentence in... More »

Van der Sloot Asks Court to Overturn His Sentence

And rumor has it he's getting married

(Newser) - Rumor has it that Joran Van der Sloot is quite the lady killer—and we don't just mean that he kills ladies. Peruvian tabloids have reported that Van der Sloot is engaged to an unidentified woman, and intends to get married while in prison, the Daily Beast reports. The... More »

Van der Sloot Sentenced to 28 Years

Guilty plea doesn't do him much good

(Newser) - If Joran Van der Sloot hoped his guilty plea in the killing of Stephany Flores would win him a light sentence, no such luck: A court in Peru sentenced him to 28 years today—he faced a maximum of 30—and ordered him to pay a $75,000 fine to... 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 Delays 'Sincere Confession'

He also gets scolded by judge for slouching and fidgeting

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot did not formally confess to the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores as expected today, but it could happen next week. He asked the judge in Lima, Peru, for more time to "reflect" on his plea, reports CNN . Van der Sloot—the prime suspect in the... 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 Finally Charged With Murder

Prosecutors seeking 30 years for Peruvian woman's killing

(Newser) - After more than a year in a Peruvian jail, Joran Van Der Sloot has been formally charged with the murder of a young woman found dead in his hotel room. Prosecutors say the Dutchman bludgeoned to death 21-year-old Stephany Flores in a rage after she discovered his link to the... 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 »

Van der Sloot Stabs 3 Fellow Inmates: Report

Natalee Holloway suspect is imprisoned in Peru

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot—the Dutchman suspected of killing two women, including American teen Natalee Holloway—has stabbed three fellow inmates in his Peruvian prison, reports AOL News . At least one required emergency care. The tidbits come from a Peru magazine that also portrays him as a heavy drug user... More »

Van der Sloot Will Plead Guilty to Killing Date

He could be out in 20 months for 'fit of rage' attack

(Newser) - Natalee Holloway murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot plans to plead guilty to killing a date in a "fit of rage" during a night of drinking and gambling last year in his Peruvian hotel room. The Dutch playboy, 23, will admit to involuntary manslaughter, reports ABC News . Van der... 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 »

Cops Probe Van der Sloot Links to Thai Sex Trade: Enquirer

Murder suspect allegedly brought girls to Holland for prostitution

(Newser) - Thai authorities are investigating allegations that Joran Van der Sloot tried to get involved in human trafficking, reports the National Enquirer . Van Der Sloot, 22, allegedly posed as a model scout while living in Bangkok, where a Dutch journalist set up a sting and busted him. "He promised they'd... More »

Van Der Sloot Seeks $1M TV Deal

He'll talk on camera for big bucks

(Newser) - Self-confessed killer Joran Van der Sloot is trying to peddle his first on-camera TV interview for $1 million, according to sources in the Peruvian jail where he's being held. So far, there haven't been any takers. The Dutch killer, 22, has apparently been hard up for cash for some time... 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: Ladies Want to Marry Me

Joran opens up, again, to Dutch newspaper

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot is charged in the murder of one woman and suspected in the disappearance of another—but for some reason, the single ladies can't get enough of him. He's being inundated with letters proposing marriage, or so he tells Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the AP reports. “... 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 »

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 »

Natalee Holloway's Mom Consoles Flores Family

She speaks to relatives of Joran Van der Sloot's suspected victim

(Newser) - The mother of Natalee Holloway has comforted the family of the young woman who police say was murdered by Joran Van der Sloot in Peru. Beth Holloway spoke to the family of Stephany Flores for the first time and offered her "sincere, sincere condolences," reports CNN . More »

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