Joran van der Slooth is planning to get married while serving a twenty-eight year prison sentence in Peru. The wedding is believed to be an attempt to avoid being extradited to the United States at the end of his sentence. Van der Slooth is looking at only serving ten of the twenty-eight years for murder, but in 2012 Peru’s Supreme Court approved his extradition to the United States.
Joran van der Sloot was convicted of the murder of a Peruvian woman in 2010 and is seeking to have his sentence reduced to twenty years claiming that police violated his rights. He is also suspected of murdering American teenager Natalee Holloway while she was in Aruba during 2005. Holloway’s body has never been found; Van der Sloot faces charges in the United States for attempting to extort money from her mother in exchange for information about the young woman’s death. Van der Sloot both confessed and recanted during the course of the investigation into Holloway’s disappearance.
The marriage would allow Jordan van der Sloot to apply for Peruvian citizenship and prevent his being extradited to the United States to face the charges of extortion. Extradition was approved by the courts, but only after the initial sentence for murdering Stephany Flores after robbing her in hotel room in Lima.
Joran van der Sloot to marry Peruvian in prison; marriage may hinder extradition to U.S.
Joran van der Sloot seeks reduced sentenced for Peru murder
Wedding bells for Joran van der Sloot: Motive revealed by future bride
Joran van der Sloot is engaged