Joran van der Sloot Mug Shot (PICTURE): Inmate 326390
The mug shot was taken June 11, 2010 and obtained by The Associated Press via Peruvian television station America Television.
The Dutch national is seen holding his inmate number in a picture taken just before he was transferred to the maximum security Miguel Castro Castro prison where, for his own protection, he will have his own cell in a small block near the prison director's office, spokesman Bruno Guzman told The Associated Press.
Peruvian police said van der Sloot, long suspected in the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, has confessed to killing 21-year-old Peruvian business student Stephany Flores on May 30, after they met playing poker.
The photo was broadcast during America Television's show "Domingo al Dia", on Sunday, June 13, 2010.
It was not yet known when the murder trial might begin. A judge must first be assigned to hear the case.