Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published May 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM | Page modified May 14, 2014 at 1:34 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Peru lawyer: jailed Van der Sloot to be a father

Joran van der Sloot's lawyer says the convicted murderer is soon to be both father and husband.


Associated Press

Reader Comments
Hide / Show comments
Conjugal visits for a serial killer? How nice for him. Anyone with poor enough judgment to marry him is not qualified... MORE
This should make all the death penalty haters happy. Hows that "rough life" behind bars working out for this 2 time... MORE
The world's gene pool just keeps getting smaller. MORE

advertising

LIMA, Peru —

Joran van der Sloot's lawyer says the convicted murderer is soon to be both father and husband.

Maximo Altez told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the 26-year-old Dutchman and his Peruvian fiance have nearly completed legal arrangements to wed. The future Mrs. van der Sloot is five months pregnant with a boy, he said.

Altez has said van der Sloot met 22-year-old Leydi Figueroa Uceda while she was selling goods inside Lima's Piedras Gordas prison, where the two are to be married on an as-yet undetermined date.

Van der Sloot remains the chief suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance in his native Aruba of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway.

He is serving a 28-year sentence for killing a 21-year-old female Peruvian student he met in a Lima casino.

Altez said that Van der Sloot keeps busy teaching English to fellow inmates and is studying international business via a correspondence course offered by a Peruvian university.

Once his sentence ends, he is to be extradited to the United States to face trial on charges he extorted and defrauded Holloway's mother shortly before traveling to Peru in 2010.

He allegedly took $25,000 from the mother, promising to lead her to Holloway's body.

Five years to the day after Holloway disappeared, van der Sloot bludgeoned to death Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room.



Want unlimited access to seattletimes.com? Subscribe now!

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►