Dutch Killer Van der Sloot Is a Father

He remains imprisoned for 2010 murder of Peru woman
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 30, 2014 6:48 PM CDT
Dutch Killer Van der Sloot Is a Father
Joran Van der Sloot in a 2012 file photo from a courtroom in Lima, Peru.   (Karel Navarro)

(Newser) – Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran Van der Sloot is now a father. Van der Sloot's attorney says the girl was born Sunday in Lima, Peru—far from the remote prison where Van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for killing a Peruvian business student in 2010. He also remains the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Van der Sloot married 24-year-old Leidy Figueroa in July. A month later, authorities sent him to a prison high in the Andes, saying he had threatened to kill the warden of the lockup near Lima. Their child is named Dushy after Van der Sloot's grandmother. (Read more Joran Van der Sloot stories.)

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