Joran van der Sloot to Marry Leydi Figueroa Uceda

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Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the disappearance and assumed murder of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway back in 2005 in Aruba, will soon marry 22-year-old Leydi Figueroa Uceda, a woman he met while she sold goods in the Peruvian prison in which he is being held on another murder conviction. She is five months pregnant with his child. The two have nearly completed the legal arrangements needed for them to marry while he is in prison.

van der Sloot is presently serving a 28-year prison sentence for the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, a student he met in a Lima casino. It is believed that she saw information on his laptop computer that told her exactly who he was and he killed her in a hotel room as a result. This took place five years to the day of Natalee Holloway's disappearance.

Once Joran van der Sloot serves his time in Peru he will be extradited to the United States where he will go to trial for extortion. He allegedly took $25,000 from Natalee Holloway's mother Beth with the promise of leading the woman to her daughter's remains.

Is it even possible that Leydi Figueroa Uceda didn't know who van der Sloot was when she became intimately involved with him in his prison cell? How could that be? His face has been plastered all over the news since Holloway went missing in 2005. This murderer is no doubt charismatic as he has proven he can win over the ladies time and time again.

What kind of life will Uceda have raising Joran van der Sloot's baby on her own while he serves out a 28-year sentence and is then extradited to the United States? By the time he has any chance at all of being a free man, this child will be long grown.

What's your take on Joran van der Sloot getting married and becoming a father? Is there some underlying scheme behind his most recent actions?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.