Natalee Holloway Suspect To Be Extradited To U.S.

Joran Van Der Sloot To Go On Trial For Extortion

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Joran Van Der Sloot, the prime suspect in the disappearance of American Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005, will soon be extradited to the U.S. to face charges of extortion. He is currently in Peru serving 28 years for the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores, who was stabbed to death in his hotel room. Van Der Sloot confessed to the murder as well as robbery, saying he took cash and the victim’s car in which to escape.

The 24-year old was the last person to see Natalee Holloway alive and told authorities he would lead them to her body and reveal how she died in exchange for $250,000. He was allegedly given $25,000 by Holloway’s mother, Beth, which he used to travel without revealing any of the promised information. He faces a sentence of 25 years if found guilty of extortion, and the extradition will commence within the next few months.

But some think the U.S. courts want Van Der Sloot here in the states so that a trial can be held regarding Holloway’s death, which will be difficult since her body has never been found. She has, however, been declared legally dead, and officials believe Van Der Sloot murdered Stephany Flores because she found incriminating evidence on his computer.

“The key to that is that the U.S. has jurisdiction over anybody, anywhere in the world, who kills or injures a U.S. citizen,” said Michael Griffith, senior partner for the International Legal Defense Council.

On Van Der Sloot’s future, his Peruvian attorney, Maximo Altez, said, “I think he will be extradited within the next three months. He will go to trial in the United States. Once he is sentenced, he will return to Peru to finish serving his 28 years, and then go back to the States to serve whatever sentence he gets there.”

Natalee Holloway Suspect To Be Extradited To U.S.
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  • JD

    Joran was convicted of killing Stephany and is serving 28 years in Peru per this article. THEN, “The 24-year old was the last person to see Natalee Holloway alive and told authorities he would lead them to her body and reveal how she died in exchange for $250,000.” Who knows how many more young women he has killed. I am not in favor of the death sentence but in this case there may be an exception. Why keep wasting money on trials and extradition which continue to cost taxpayers money? Either lock him up and throw away the key or let him hang so to speak. If he can show authorities where Natalee’s body is then it suggests guilt. Obviously this guy is a danger to society no matter where he lives. He confessed to one murder. If this happened to my daughter I would invite him to dinner and serve buckshot a la carte!

    • Laura

      I agree that Joran is a total waste of life and should be put away forever, but unfortunately, the US legal system does not make the process very simple. Also, if Joran was tried for Natalee’s murder now, there is a chance that he wouldn’t be convicted. It would be better if for everyone if people like Joran Van Der Sloot just did not exist.

  • Robert

    I completely understand the United States wanting to try him for the extortion before the stuate of limitations run out. But Peru’s prisons are ranked amoung the five worst in the world. Although murders are rare in their prisons for prisoners. Highly dangerous for wardens and guards.

    But he is unlikely to get more than either probation and a fine or a few years. In prison in Alabama, murderers are given the very highest respect. He will not be attacked by other inmates. Or atleast it is extremely unlikely.

    But the real danger is, that given the extremely bad prisons in Peru: That his attorneys will bring this up and demand an extradition hearing. And given that every government prison rating agency in the world has such bad rating of Peru’s prisons: Just about no country in the world extradites anyone to Peru. So, it would be extremely likely that the U. S. courts will block any attempt to return him to Peru.

    NOT GOOD!!!

  • Danny30

    Put an effin round in his head.

  • Danny30

    Put a round in his head.

  • SweetC

    IF we bring him here to face charges of extortion and wire fraud, what is the maximum sentence he can receive. Plus, will Peru take him back one he’s served that sentence or will that wash their hands of him – which would mean he would go free.

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Wasting taxpayer dollars on a scheme hatched up by Beth Holloway and her attorney.

  • Linda

    Too bad we can’t bring him to Texas; we’re really into the death penalty for losers like Joran.

  • Jennifer

    Our country is finacial ruins and we are going to bring him over here to stand trial for somthing that will probly get him tops a year in jail here…then what? I know of a lawyer here in the US that extorted over $100,000 and they couldn’t even charge him…it was a civil matter…And they think they are going to get him for the max sentence of 25 years it will never happen…that is just the way our system works…Lets just pretend he will get the max…25 years for $25,000…Now remember USA we the tax payers have to pay for this…we are talking about an approximate minimum of $250,000 to house him in a jail here for 25 years…How stupid are all involved in this extrodition??? Don’t get me wrong I do believe that the mother deserves justice for her daughter…but i think this is more about a lawyer and his 15 minutes…it is BS! They need to leave him there!

  • Joshua

    GOOD! Now Urine Van Der Poop will face some real justice!!!

  • Brandy

    I will say this – Beth Holloway is one smart, determined mother!! Extraditing him here for “extortion” also means we can subpena evidence that may support the charges IE the computer!! If poor Stephanie was killed because of something she found on it, than it may still be there. So, if in the course of prosecuting him for extortion we happen to find proof of Natalie’s murder its a twofer!! Either way, he will never make it in the American Prison system. This case was so highly publicized, and he is a “foreigner”…They will eat him alive. Hopefully Literally!

  • Shari

    I imagine the Netherlands must deal with the fallout of their laxness in their legal system each time one of these Psycho’s walk free and cause mayehm in their communities. The Holloway family deserve the same closure in the death of Natalie as Heather would want, and if it costs the taxpayers in this country to ensure that happens in any small measure, then tell me where to send my contribution! Of course it would be cheaper to send in a Seal Team than pay to put him in prison for 28 years ( really Peru?? 28 years for the cold blooded murder of a young woman…How about life??)

  • Heather

    Well, I don’t care where he is, as long as he dies in prison. I feel bad for these poor families. He is evil.

  • Mark

    He should stay in Peru. If you think the concept of Mexican Prisons is bad, the ones in Peru a worse. If they grab him he will possibly die of a sexually transmitted disease, scum like him deserves a slow painful agonizing death so that he rots in hell for the rest of his life. His father, an Aruban judge let him off in Aruba and he then killed another woman. All the extortion case will do is sell newspapers and be on the news for the next 6 months. No stay in Lima.

  • Nameless

    I wish someone would just grow the balls to end his fvcking, worthless piece of $hit life by slowly torturing him to his death. He does not deserve another breath of air!!!!!!!

    • roxanne

      Amen Nameless. Had he been in Texas and this happened, they would have found her body or evidence there of and he would be on death row right now. The bastard is going to get his anyway. He will not see daylight for almost 60 yrs. If, he lives that long in prison in Peru…………………..

  • Michael

    No one wants to view this man in public anywhere, anytime for any reasons other than being fully prosecuted and permanently locked up. My heart goes out to all of the loved ones wherever they may be.

  • Rick

    victoria and heather are still stupid bitches

  • tracy finn

    I wonder how many others he has murdered. Surely he is not batting 0 with these two girls.

  • roxanne

    Great for Beth Holloway!!!!!! This serial killer needs to be brought to justice for what he has done. Granted, he can’t be held responsible for Natalee’s “death”, but he is responsible for the extortion of her mother. He will be convicted, the FBI has it all on tape and video. So, being convicted in the U.S. for extortion and could get 25 years, and having to go back to Peru and finish his 28 yr. sentence for murder, he will have to come back here to do his time for 25 more. Almost 60 yrs. behind bars. Can’t murder anymore women or sponge off of them. If he was in Texas, Natalee’s body would have been found and he would get the death penalty. Justice, Beth!!!!!

  • Susan Shaw

    We had an American missionary stuck in a Peruvian jail for offending the Peruvian govt. regarding women’s rights. I understand her Mother had to relocate to Peru because reportedly any toiletries, food, water or other necessities had to be provided to her by “someone” or she would have nothing. Apparently, our govt. made multiple attempts to get this girl back, but at last word I never knew the final result. Anyway, by the time “this trash” does 28 years in Peru, the USA will seem like a vacation with our gyms, televisions, libraries, cafeterias, basketball courts, etc… maybe he’ll decide we can pay for him to get an education as well as take care of ALL his healthcare needs to include ALL the dental care he didn’t receive while imprisoned in Peru. One can only hope “justice” will be served over there.

  • Grits VR

    I believe the comments should be directed toward the article. I am happy “Urine” I will call him, has been charged with murder, and will come to the US for additional charges. I hope Urine rots in jail. I do feel there is not enough evidence to charge him with Holloway’s murder, even though I feel certain he should.

    Prayers for Heather’s family…I hope they reopen your cold case and find who did this to your family. No one should have to live that nightmare.

    As to the rest of the comments, you all should be ashamed of yourselves. This is what is wrong with America. We no longer are united….we are infighting over insignifcant crap. God Bless America.

  • http://yahoo Kevin

    I think 25+28 years, that is 53 in total. I don’t think that’s a sufficient punishment for this cock sucker. They should just throw him in with the rest of the Peruvian inmates and let them have fun with him and beat him to death. But, I’d feel sorry for those guys for having to share the same space with him.

  • Ealex

    The boy likes to kill…so he should experience the same

  • elmer

    opinions r like ahls every one has one!!

  • Deborah Day

    Yeah man… Were gonna bring you over here and try you for extortion. And then were put you in a small cell with a big guy who has a fascination with your nice tight buns and milky thighs. And while he’s raping you your new boyfriend is just gonna love how you scream like a girl. I hope you bleed for a long time asshole. Happy Dreams!

  • Don’t Worry

    The US is stepping in because….. AN AMERICAN WAS MURDERED! That’s why we are involved. This Heather is such and idiot

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  • Sarah

    All I can say is….if this was your mother, sister or any family member you would want to see justice. Prayers go out to the families of the Halloway’s and everyone that is involved. As a mother myself, I would fight to the ends of the earth to see the person who took my daughter and anyone in my family.

  • bking

    I think half of you dont even know the details of this case or some of the basic laws in the U.S. he is traveling to the us to stand trial for the crimes that he committed that they CAN prove! murder not being 1 of them, no body no murder weapon no witness Good luck! He will serve time in Peru and when that finishes he’ll come to the u s to serve more time I have no problem with the tax payers fliling the bill for that. Heather your bat shit crazy & should get some help! Like Now stop reading and go!

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