Natalee Holloway’s confessed killer Joran van der Sloot was sent back to Peru Tuesday, to serve out sentence in a separate murder
Joran Van der Sloot, 36, pled guilty in a US court to killing Holloway after she rebuffed his advances by kneeing him in the crotch outside of a bar in Aruba more than 15 years ago
Statute of limitation for murder having run out in Aruba, he was convicted of conspiring to extort $250,000 from her parents in exchange for information
van der Sloot was twice arrested by Dutch authorities, but released for lack of evidence, particularly since Holloway’s body has never been found
In March 2018, John Christopher Ludwick, the man who claimed van der Sloot paid him $1,500 in 2010, to dig up and cremate Natalee Holloway’s body, was killed in Florida, while attempting to kidnap a woman
Prior to his extradition for trial in a US court, van der Sloot, a Dutch citizen was already serving time behind bars in Peru for beating, strangling and suffocating 21-year-old Stephany Flores there, in 2010
As part of an agreement with Peruvian authorities, US federal prosecutors had agreed to return van der Sloot to Lima to serve out his sentence
His 20-year US prison sentence for extortion and wire fraud, following his his plea agreement, will run concurrently with his 28-year sentence for murder in Peru
Joran Van der Sloot, now 36, [left], recently admitted in a US court to killing 18-year-old Natalee Holloway [right], after she rebuffed his advances by kneeing him in the crotch outside of a bar in Aruba more than 15 years ago. The Dutchman was 21 at the time
The Dutch national who recently confessed to killing the American high school student Natalee Holloway, in 2005 in Aruba, returned to Peru Tuesday to serve the remainder of his prison sentence in a separate murder.
Joran Van der Sloot, 36, admitted to killing Holloway after she rebuffed his advances by kneeing him in the crotch outside on a beach in Aruba more than 15 years ago when he was 21. His victim was an 18-year-old, who was on the Island with friends celebrating high school graduation
Natalee Holloway’s killer Joran van der Sloot, [center]was returned to Lima, Peru Tuesday and handed over to police to serve the remainder of his prison sentence in a separate murder. the Dutch national recently confessed to killing the American high school student in 2005 in Aruba
However, prior to his extradition for trial in a US court, the confessed murderer had been serving a 28-year sentence in Peru for an earlier murder conviction. He was convicted for beating, strangling and suffocating 21-year-old Stephany Flores in Peru in 2010. The sentence for the Flores murder began in 2012.
Van der Sloot had been temporarily extradited to the US to face charges linked to Holloway’s disappearance, a case that has drawn international attention over the course of two decades.
Before he was extradited to Alabama in June, the agreement between Peruvian authorities and US federal prosecutors was that the suspect would be sent back to Peru to serve out his sentence.
Natalee Holloway, 18, was last seen at a bar in Aruba on May 30, 2005, leaving with 21-year-old Joran van der Sloot. She had been celebrating her high school graduation with friends and was due back in the US the next day
Interpol earlier had said that van der Sloot was scheduled to arrive Monday afternoon in the Peruvian capital of Lima.
On Monday morning, he was taken from Shelby County Jail in Birmingham, Alabama, where he has been held since his confession, to the local airport, headed for a military airport in the capital Lima, in the custody of law enforcement. However the plane did not depart due to mechanical issues, and the exchange was completed on Tuesday.
Serial killer: Prior to his extradition to US for prosecution in the Holloway murder, Dutch national Joran Van der Sloot [photo], was already serving a 28-year sentence in Peru for beating, strangling and suffocating 21-year-old Stephany Flores there in 2010. That sentence began in 2012
Earlier victim: Stephany Flores Ramirez, 21, was found murdered at the Miraflores Hotel Tac in Lima, Peru, in April 2010. Dutch playboy Joran van der Sloot, was convicted after he confessed to the murder
The US Marshal’s Service had said in a statement that it is unlikely that the killer will ever be prosecuted for his crime in the US thanks to an elaborate plea deal with prosecutors.
Following the plea agreement, a few days ago, van der Sloot admitted that he killed Holloway and disposed of her remains. The disclosure came as he pled guilty to charges of trying to extort money from Holloway’s mother in return for information about the location of the body.
He was handed a 20-year sentence in exchange for providing all the details about Natalee Holloway’s disappearance and death.
U.S. authorities do not have jurisdiction to prosecute van der Sloot for the 2005 murder on a beach in Aruba. The statute of limitation for murder has expired in the island nation. However, the revelations are meant to provide closure, providing long-sought answers to Holloway’s next-of-kin.
A handout photo made available by the National Police of Peru shows Dutch national Joran van der Sloot during his arrival in custody at a military airport in Lima
Van der Sloot, [seating], is back in Peru to serve out his 28-year sentence for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, at a hotel in Lima, Peru. He was sentenced in 2012 after he confessed to the killing
Natalee Holloway’s killer Joran van der Sloot arriving in Alabama, following his extradition from Peru, in June
The Dutch citizen was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the U.S. for extortion and wire fraud, but as part of his plea agreement, that sentence will run concurrently with his current incarceration in Peru, where he is serving a 28-year prison sentence for the murder of Flores in 2010. Sentencing was in keeping with a 2001 treaty between Peru and the U.S. which allows a suspect to be temporarily extradited to face trial in either country.
The killer initially pled not guilty in federal court in Birmingham, Alabama, to charges that he had conspired to get Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway, to pay him $250,000 in 2010 in exchange for revealing the location of her daughter’s remains.
The Holloway family in search of their daughter, distributed this poster after she went missing in 2005
District Judge Anna Manasco sentenced him to 20 years in prison, to be served concurrently with his sentence in Peru, followed by three years of supervised release.
The case revolves around the kidnapping and murder of Natalee Holloway, an 18-year-old from a Birmingham suburb, who vanished in 2005 during a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba, a territory of the Netherlands.
Eyewitnesses said she was last seen leaving a bar in a car with van der Sloot on the night of her disappearance. While her remains were never found, an Alabama judge declared her legally dead in 2012.
In March 2018, John Christopher Ludwick, the man who claimed Joran van der Sloot paid him $1,500 in 2010 to dig up and cremate Natalee Holloway’s body, was killed in North Port Florida, while attempting to kidnap a woman.
In entering his guilty plea and waiving his right to appeal, van der Sloot apologized to the Holloway family and said he had embraced Christianity since the murder.
‘You are a killer and I want you to remember that every time that jail cell door slams,’ Beth Holloway said in court after van der Sloot entered his plea.
A judge declared Holloway dead in 2012, but her body has never been found. Her killer recently confessed and supplied the missing details surrounding her disappearance
At conclusion of the hearing U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona told reporters ‘Today marks the end of 18 years of wondering what happened to Natalee Holloway.’
Dutch authorities in Aruba arrested Joran van der Sloot twice on suspicion of murder, but ultimately released him for lack of evidence. including the fact that the body was never found.
Working with the FBI in a sting operation, Holloway’s family wired a portion of the demanded money, $25,100, to van der Sloot in 2010, but he then provided false information about where Holloway’s remains were buried.
In sentencing, Judge Manasco also ordered van der Sloot to pay $25,100 to Beth Holloway in restitution.
After the hearing, Beth Holloway said justice had been served.
‘Van der Sloot’s confession means we’ve finally reached the end of our never-ending nightmare,’ the bereaved mother told reporters.
‘Natalie’s case is closed, as far as I’m concerned. It’s over.’