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Joran van der Sloot Explained How He Killed Natalee Holloway

As part of a plea deal in a related case

(Newser) - "As far as I'm concerned, it's over," the mother of Natalee Holloway told reporters Wednesday. "Joran van der Sloot is no longer the suspect and my daughter's murder. He is a killer." In what NBC News calls "a stunning admission,"...

Natalee Holloway's Mom: You 'Finally Admitted' You Killed Her

Joran van der Sloot signs plea deal in extortion case

(Newser) - Eighteen years after 18-year-old Natalee Holloway was presumed killed during a high school graduation trip to Aruba, the man long suspected in her disappearance had to reveal all he knew about her fate. Appearing in Alabama court on Wednesday, Joran van der Sloot pleaded guilty to extortion and wire fraud;...

Lawyer: Van der Sloot Will Disclose Details of Natalee Holloway's Death

Suspect is expected to do so as part of plea deal for fraud, extortion case: attorney

(Newser) - Eighteen years after 18-year-old Natalee Holloway was presumed killed during a high school graduation trip to Aruba, her family may finally get answers. A lawyer for the Holloway family tells media outlets including CNN and the New York Times that the man suspected of the teen's murder, Joran van...

Van der Sloot Pleads Not Guilty in Holloway Case

Suspect in killing of Alabama teen, extradited from Peru to US, faces extortion, wire fraud charges

(Newser) - A plea of "not guilty" was entered Friday in a US federal court in Alabama on behalf of Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch man accused of killing 18-year-old Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005. Per CNN , van der Sloot, extradited Thursday from Peru to the US, is facing...

Natalee Holloway Suspect to Fight Extradition After All

Lawyer says Joran van der Sloot changed his mind

(Newser) - After the government of Peru confirmed Monday that Joran van der Sloot would be sent to the US this week, the lawyer for the suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway said his client now wants to fight the extradition. The Dutch inmate "was visited today by his...

Suspect in Natalee Holloway Disappearance to Be Extradited to US

Temporary extradition order requires Joran van der Sloot to ultimately be returned to Peru

(Newser) - Peru's government issued an executive order Wednesday allowing the extradition to the United States of the prime suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, the AP reports. The Peruvian Embassy in Washington told the Associated Press the order...

Man Linked to Holloway Case Dies After Ambushing Woman

John Christopher Ludwick got stabbed when she fought back

(Newser) - A man who said he helped to dispose of Natalee Holloway's remains is dead after he tried to kidnap a Florida woman. John Christopher Ludwick, 32, attempted to kidnap her as she got out of her car in her North Port driveway Tuesday; she fought back, and in the...

After False Hope, Natalee Holloway's Mom Files $35M Suit

Beth Holloway says she was duped into believing series was following a legit lead

(Newser) - The mother of Natalee Holloway, whose disappearance in Aruba in 2005 remains unsolved , is suing over a TV series on Oxygen last year about the case. In her $35 million lawsuit , Beth Holloway says the producers duped her into believing they were investigating a legitimate lead in the case when,...

Report: Natalee Holloway's Bones Were Mixed With a Dog's

Joran van der Sloot's alleged lover claims he was paid $1500 to dig up the teen

(Newser) - The 12-year mystery surrounding the disappearance of Natalee Holloway got even more lurid this week, with reports from an informant that the Alabama teen's skeletal remains were dug up, mixed with the remains of a dead dog, cremated, and scattered off Aruba. The report was broadcast yesterday on the...

Remains Found in Search for Natalee Holloway

Father says tip led to Aruba find

(Newser) - Answers might finally be at hand for the family of Natalee Holloway, 12 years after the 18-year-old American student disappeared while on a graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba. Father Dave Holloway says that in one of many trips to the island with private investigator TJ Ward over...

New Witness: I Saw Fate of Natalee Holloway

Dutchman Jurrien de Jong says he saw suspect dispose of her body

(Newser) - On the night of May 30, 2005, Natalee Holloway ran onto a construction site with suspect Joran van der Sloot hot at her heels—and only five minutes later she was dead, according to a man who claims to be an eyewitness. But he says investigators won't take his...

Dutch Killer Van der Sloot Is a Father

He remains imprisoned for 2010 murder of Peru woman

(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...

Van der Sloot Marries in Prison, Mom Sends Gifts

Natalee Holloway murder suspect ties knot with girlfriend

(Newser) - It's wedding day in Peru for convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot. The 26-year-old Dutchman who remains the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of US teen Natalee Holloway tied the knot in prison today with a Peruvian woman pregnant with his child . ( CNN names her as girlfriend...

Murderer Van der Sloot Weds in Prison This Week

He is due to become a father in September

(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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Natalee Holloway Declared Dead

Judge makes ruling at father's request

(Newser) - Six years after teenager Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba, an Alabama judge has declared her dead. The move, announced in court today, follows a September request by Holloway's father; he wants to stop paying for her health insurance and give her college fund money to her brother, the...

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