Van der Sloot May Be Extradited To U.S.

Peruvian authorities are evaluating a request to extradite convicted killer Joran van der Sloot to the United States, Radio Programas reported.

Van der Sloot, a Dutch citizen, pleaded guilty in January to the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old University of Lima business administration student whom he met at a casino in Lima’s tourist Miraflores district. He is serving a 28-year-prison sentence for that murder.

Van der Sloot is also the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance in Aruba of US teenager Natalie Holloway.

The U.S. is seeking Van der Sloot’s extradition in order to face charges that he was extorting the mother of Natalie Holloway.

The Dutchman allegedly asked the mother for $250,000 in order to reveal where Natalie Holloway’s body was located.

Maximo Altez, a lawyer who defended Van der Sloot, said it was likely he would be extradited soon. In that case and if found guilty in the U.S., Van der Sloot would serve the extradition charges there, before returning to Peru to complete his murder sentence.

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  1. Gene Greenwood says:

    Just release him into the general prison population in Peru.

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