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Friday January 13, 2012

Natalee Holloway Suspect Joran Van der Sloot Gets 28-Years in Peruvian Prison

Natalee Holloway Suspect Joran Van der Sloot Gets 28-Years in Peruvian Prison

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Joran Van der Sloot has been sentenced to 28-years in a Peruvian prison for the killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores.  The sentence came after the leading suspect in Natalee Holloway’s disappearance pleaded guilty.

In 2010, a Peruvian woman named Stephany Flores was murdered after leaving a Lima casino. Van der Sloot, 24, confessed to killing Flores in May 2010, saying that she looked at his laptop and found information linking him to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

The Alabama teen had been on vacation in Aruba when officials believe Van der Sloot killed her, though the case against him fell apart because prosecutors did not have enough evidence to lock him up.

Her 2005 disappearance remains unsolved and she was declared legally dead by a U.S. court this week.

Last week, Van der Sloot hinted that he was preparing to plead guilty to Flores’ murder, but said he did not accept the aggravated murder charges the prosecution was seeking. It is said that he admitted to killing Flores in a ferocious and cruel manner during a fit of rage. However, prosecutors have stated they believe he killed her to gain the money she had won at the casino.