Joran van der Sloot to be extradited to U.S. in 26 years

Peru agreed to extradite Joran van der Sloot to the United States for prosecution, but only after he finishes his sentence for killing Stephany Flores.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   March 10, 2014 at 7:50 AM
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LIMA, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. justice system won't get a crack at prosecuting Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, for another 26 years.

Peru has agreed to send van der Sloot to the United States, CNN reported, but only after he finishes serving the remaining 26 years in his 28-year sentence for killing 21-year-old Stephany Flores in his Lima hotel room.

U.S. authorities have indicted van der Sloot on charges of extortion and wire fraud, accusing him of trying to get money from Holloway's mother in exchange for false information about the girl's disappearance in 2005.

Holloway was never found and was declared legally dead in 2012.


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