Joran Van Der Sloot to be Extradited for Crimes Against Natalee Holloway’s Mother

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Joran van der Sloot’s attorney Maximo Altez has confirmed that the Peruvian government approved a request by the United States to extradite the 24 year old.

Convicted killer of a young Peruvian woman and the prime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, van der Sloot could be extradited to the United States from Peru in the next few weeks. He is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence in the murder of Stephany Flores, who was found dead from stab wounds in van der Sloot’s hotel room in Lima in 2010.

Now he is being accused of extortion: Van der Sloot told Natalee Holloway’s parents—the mother and father of the girl who disappeared in Aruba five years ago, possibly at the hands of van der Sloot— he’d reveal the cause of death and location of her body in exchange for money. Now, the $25,000 extortion scheme against the family is going to court. If convicted, van der Sloot will likely face five to ten additional years in prison.

If the United States obtains custody of van der Sloot, the possibility of a murder trial is there. If convicted of Halloway’s murder, he could face a life sentence in a US prison. However, he would first be required to serve out the sentence for Flores death in a Peruvian prison.