Peru Court Sentences Van Der Sloot to 28 Years

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  1. Peru Court Sentences Van Der Sloot to 28 Years
    By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press
    LIMA, Peru January 13, 2012 (AP)

    PHOTO: Joran van der Sloot looks back from his seat after entering the courtroom for the continuation of his
    murder trial at San Pedro prison in Lima, Peru, Jan. 11, 2012. Karel Navarro/AP Photo

    A Peruvian court on Friday sentenced Joran van der Sloot to 28 years in prison for murder of a young woman he met at a Lima casino.

    The decision comes two days after the young Dutchman pleaded guilty to killing Stephany Flores and at a moment when the family of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway is renewing efforts to bring him to the United States to face charges related to her 2005 disappearance.

    The court also ordered him to pay $75,000 in reparations to the family of the 21-year-old victim. He said he reserves the right to appeal.

    The prosecution had sought a 30-year sentence for first-degree murder and theft.

    Under Peru's penal system, Van der Sloot could become eligible for parole after serving half of the sentence with good behavior, including work and study.

    Van der Sloot's lawyer argued that client killed the 21-year-old Flores in May 2010 during a fit of rage he blamed on psychological trauma from being hounded as the prime suspect in Holloway case.

    The Holloway case remains open and her parents want Van der Sloot to eventually be extradited to the U.S. and tried on related charges. He has been indicted in extortion charges there for allegedly offering to lead a lawyer for Holloway's mother to her daughter's remains.

    Van der Sloot long ago confessed the Flores killing, telling police he became enraged after the business student discovered his connection to the Holloway disappearance on his laptop while they played poker online. Police forensic experts disputed that version, and the victim's family said Van der Sloot killed Flores in order to rob her.

    The prosecution maintained Van der Sloot killed Flores with "ferocity" and "cruelty," concealing the crime and fleeing to Chile, where he was caught two days after Flores' decaying body was found.

    He took more than $200 in cash plus credit cards from the victim and made his initial getaway in her car, leaving it in a different part of Lima, prosecutors say.
  2. pspr


    They say it's problamatic whether he will live to see his release date.
  3. 377OHMS


    I read somewhere that his size, aggression and his quick mastery of spanish is why he has remained intact so far. He has already evidently assaulted other inmates and successfully defended himself.

    Will he be held under different conditions now that he has been convicted?

    If he is only held 14 years I imagine that he will victimize another woman or two when he is released. I sincerely hope he doesn't get out alive.

    Personally I would like to see him waterboarded until he reveals the location of Natalie.
  4. pspr


    From what I have put together, Natalie was either, taken out to sea by a friend of Vandersloot and dropped in the water. Scavengers and even the ocean will see that she is never found.

    Or, she was sold into the slave trade that seems to exist not many nautical miles away from Aruba.

    Vandersloot is a habitual liar so the truth will never be told. Hopefully his next acquaintance will be OJ as they bump into each other in Hell.