The Peruvian government has agreed to transfer Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch national, to the U.S. after he has served his sentence on a murder conviction in Peru, which will end in 2038. The news was published in one of Peru’s official gazette.
Van der Sloot is currently serving his sentence in Peru after he was convicted of robbing and murdering Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez, a 21-year old Peruvian student that he met in 2010. In 2012, van der Sloot was given a 28-year sentence in prison for the murder charge, just 2 years less than the maximum sentence.
In the United States, Van der Sloot was indicted on accounts of extortion and wire fraud related to the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway. United States authorities have accused Van der Sloot of extorting $25,000 from the mother of Holloway. He said that he would give valuable information on the whereabouts of her missing daughter in exchange for the money. The incident happened in 2010, just before Van der Sloot went to Peru.
Holloway, an Alabama-native, disappeared on May 30, 2005 and she was last seen leaving, Carlos’n Charlie’s, a bar in Aruba, with three men. One of them is said to be Van der Sloot. Holloway was on a trip to the Caribbean with 100 of her classmates to celebrate their high school graduation. Nobody was ever convicted for the crime and Holloway’s body was never found. She was declared dead in 2012 by a judge.
Investigators believe that Van der Sloot killed Ramirez after she found something related to the disappearance of Holloway on his computer. The murder happened exactly five years after Holloway’s disappearance.
Van der Sloot has confessed to robbing Ramirez and killing her. He also used the victim’s vehicle in order to leave the country. After the incident, he flew to Chile and was apprehended by the authorities a few days after he arrived.
Joran van der Sloot sentencing
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