Joran Van der Sloot

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Van der Sloot Meets Alleged Victim's Father

A hearing for the murder of Stephany Flores has been postponed

(Newser) - The father of the Peruvian university student allegedly killed by Joran van der Sloot has confronted the suspect for the first time at the Lima prison where the Dutchman is held. Van der Sloot is charged with killing Stephany Flores in his Lima hotel room a year ago after meeting...

Van der Sloot Stabs 3 Fellow Inmates: Report

Natalee Holloway suspect is imprisoned in Peru

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot—the Dutchman suspected of killing two women, including American teen Natalee Holloway—has stabbed three fellow inmates in his Peruvian prison, reports AOL News . At least one required emergency care. The tidbits come from a Peru magazine that also portrays him as a heavy drug user...

Van der Sloot Will Plead Guilty to Killing Date

He could be out in 20 months for 'fit of rage' attack

(Newser) - Natalee Holloway murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot plans to plead guilty to killing a date in a "fit of rage" during a night of drinking and gambling last year in his Peruvian hotel room. The Dutch playboy, 23, will admit to involuntary manslaughter, reports ABC News . Van der...

Holloway Mom Confronts Van Der Sloot in Jail

Dutch TV crew sneaks mother into Peruvian prison

(Newser) - Beth Holloway confronted the only suspect in her daughter's death after sneaking into the Peruvian prison where he is being held. Holloway told Joran Van Der Sloot she had "no hate in her soul" for him during the brief confrontation, MSNBC reports. Holloway had no permission to enter the...

Van der Sloot: Sure, I Extorted the Holloways

Her parents had made his life really difficult

(Newser) - When the family of Natalee Holloway offered Joran Van der Sloot cash for the location of her body, he figured who was he to turn them down? The murder suspect tells Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf today that he took $25,000 from Natalee's mother, then flew to Latin America—where...

Cops Probe Van der Sloot Links to Thai Sex Trade: Enquirer

Murder suspect allegedly brought girls to Holland for prostitution

(Newser) - Thai authorities are investigating allegations that Joran Van der Sloot tried to get involved in human trafficking, reports the National Enquirer . Van Der Sloot, 22, allegedly posed as a model scout while living in Bangkok, where a Dutch journalist set up a sting and busted him. "He promised they'd...

Van Der Sloot Seeks $1M TV Deal

He'll talk on camera for big bucks

(Newser) - Self-confessed killer Joran Van der Sloot is trying to peddle his first on-camera TV interview for $1 million, according to sources in the Peruvian jail where he's being held. So far, there haven't been any takers. The Dutch killer, 22, has apparently been hard up for cash for some time...

Van der Sloot Indicted in US
 Van der Sloot Indicted in US 

Van der Sloot Indicted in US

Alabama indicts Dutchman for trying to extort cash from Holloway mom

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he tried to extort $250,000 from Natalee Holloway's mother. A US district attorney says the Dutchman, currently in a Peruvian jail awaiting a murder trial, has been indicted on charges of wire fraud and extortion...

Van der Sloot Lawyer: I'll 'Paralyze' Court Process

Accused murderer 'depressed,' Peruvian attorney says

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot's lawyer plans to appeal every ruling that goes against his client and go over the head of the Peruvian justice system if he thinks he needs to. His plan is to "paralyze the process," Maximo Altez tells CNN . He also says his client, a...

Police Find DNA on Alleged Van der Sloot Victim

Skin beneath Flores' fingernails being tested

(Newser) - Peruvian police found skin under Stephany Flores Ramirez's fingernails, and they're hoping it will yield DNA evidence they can use against alleged killer Joran van der Sloot. The skin is currently undergoing DNA testing, authorities tell CNN , and may not yield definitive results for weeks.

What's So Sexy About Murderers?

Suspects like Van der Sloot flooded with 'fan mail'

(Newser) - Murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot is getting plenty of attention from single women and he's far from the only killer or suspected killer to be inundated with love letters. For some women, the attraction of a celebrity felon is irresistable, Barbara Isenberg, author of Women Who Love Men Who ...

Van der Sloot: Ladies Want to Marry Me
 Van der Sloot: 
 Ladies Want 
 to Marry Me 


Van der Sloot: Ladies Want to Marry Me

Joran opens up, again, to Dutch newspaper

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot is charged in the murder of one woman and suspected in the disappearance of another—but for some reason, the single ladies can't get enough of him. He's being inundated with letters proposing marriage, or so he tells Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the AP reports. “...

Van der Sloot Clams Up in Court

Murder suspect refuses to answer Peruvian judge's questions

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot appeared in court in Lima today but refused to answer a judge's questions, reports CNN . He says his rights were violated when he was questioned by Peruvian police and confessed to the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez, Van der Sloot's lawyer said after the hearing. The...

Van der Sloot: I Was 'Tricked' Into Confession
 Van der Sloot: 
 I Was 'Tricked' 
 Into Confession 
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Van der Sloot: I Was 'Tricked' Into Confession

Prisoner claims police intimidated him into signing

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot has retracted his confession to murdering Stephany Flores, claiming he was “tricked” into signing it. “I was very scared and confused during the interrogations and wanted to get away,” Van der Sloot told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, adding that police promised a confession...

Mom: Van der Sloot 'Sick in His Head'

Joran refused to get help, fled to Peru

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot fled to Peru two days before he was to be committed to a mental institution, says mom Anita Van der Sloot, breaking her silence for the first time since her son was charged in the murder of a Peruvian woman he met there. "My son...

Welcome to Joran Van der Sloot's Prison Cell

Accused murderer gets hooks to hang his clothes, but the toilet is gross

(Newser) - CNN sent In Session reporter Jean Casarez to get an inside look at Peru’s Castro Castro, the maximum security prison where Joran Van der Sloot is being held. Casarez walks us through the recreational area, the kitchen (meal of the day: fried chicken nuggets), and of course Van der...

Natalee Holloway's Mom Consoles Flores Family

She speaks to relatives of Joran Van der Sloot's suspected victim

(Newser) - The mother of Natalee Holloway has comforted the family of the young woman who police say was murdered by Joran Van der Sloot in Peru. Beth Holloway spoke to the family of Stephany Flores for the first time and offered her "sincere, sincere condolences," reports CNN .

Ex: Joran Was 'Romantic, Honest'
 Ex: Joran Was 
 'Romantic, Honest' 

Ex: Joran Was 'Romantic, Honest'

Melody Granadillo texted Van der Sloot just before he left for Peru

(Newser) - Before he was the man who calmly ate breakfast next to the body of the woman he's accused of murdering, Joran Van der Sloot was an "amazing" and "romantic" teenage Romeo—at least to hear his onetime girlfriend tell it, which she does in an ABC interview airing...

Aruba Cops to Quiz Van der Sloot Again

Dutchman says he's ready to talk about Natalee Holloway disappearance

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot may have offered to tell Aruba cops where Natalee Holloway is buried as a ploy to get out of Peruvian jail, but Aruba appears to be taking him seriously. Island authorities plan to send a cop and a prosecutor to quiz Van der Sloot in Peru...

Van Der Sloot Lawyer Quits After Death Threats

'This isn't for me,' says Peruvian attorney

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot's lawyer is dropping the highly charged case because he was targeted by death threats. "I've received threats, many threatening e-mails. I'm an older person. This isn't for me," Maximo Altez, 54, told AP . Altez will continue representing Van der Sloot only until the accused...

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