Joran van der Sloot, famous for being the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway, may be extradited to the United States to be tried for extortion.
The 24-year-old is currently serving a 28-year sentence in Peru for killing Stephany Flores, 21-year-old woman who investigators believed had discovered proof that van der Sloot was guilty of killing Holloway and that he killed her to keep her from telling anyone.
It is believed that Flores struck van der Sloot in the face after discovering something pertaining to the Holloway murder, at which point he hit her in the face with his elbow. Flores passed out and van der Sloot proceeded to attempt to strangle her but was unsuccessful so he suffocated her with his shirt. Van der Sloot reportedly attempted to clean the room by changing the sheets and changing his shirt, and then he fled to Chile.
American authorities would like to extradite van der Sloot for extortion. He allegedly attempted to extort $250,000 from Holloway’s mother in exchange for information about what happened to Holloway in Aruba in 2005. He ended up getting $25,000 but apparently all he provided was false information.
If found guilty, he could face up to 24 years in prison.