Joran Van Der Sloot: Marriage, Becoming A FatherBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - May 15, 2014
Joran van der Sloot is full of surprises and just when you thought he couldn’t do anything more shocking than what he has already done, he announces that he will soon be a father and will be getting married in prison.
Van der Sloot is currently incarcerated for murdering a woman in a Lima hotel room in 2010. He is also the main suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005.
While van der Sloot’s shocking actions appalled some, many women fell head over heels for the criminal and started writing him love letters and even asking him to date them. The woman he plans to marry is named Leidy Figueroa and she is from Lima. Figueroa also recently revealed that she is pregnant with van der Sloot’s child and is due in September.
Figueroa met van der Sloot while visiting another inmate back in 2010. After they met, Figueroa claims that she fell in love with van der Sloot and began visiting him twice a week. She bought a home close to the prison so she can visit more often and says that she always brings her fiancé home cooked meals whenever she visits him.
Figueroa is aware of van der Sloot’s murder charge and past but says that he has changed into a different person and that she is not afraid of him. Since van der Sloot is currently serving a 28 year prison term, he had to have his attorney buy the engagement ring for his new fiancé.
Figueroa is currently searching for the perfect wedding dress and trying to obtain a permit to videotape and photograph the ceremony. The prison allows weddings but not receptions.
Van der Sloot has only served four of his 28-year sentence and once he has served all of it, he will be extradited to the United States where he will be charged with extortion. It is not likely that he will get to see his child grow up.
What do you think of the wedding and Figueroa’s pregnancy?
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