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Peru to extradite Van der Sloot in Natalee Holloway case

LIMA, Peru - Peru's government says after Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot has served his murder sentence for killing Stephany Flores, he will be extradited to the United States to face trial on charges he extorted and defrauded the mother of Natalee Holloway, the 18-year-old American in whose disappearance he remains the chief suspect.

A decree published Sunday in Peru's official gazette says Van der Sloot will be extradited under an indictment in U.S. District Court in the state of Alabama - but that won't be until 2038.

Van der Sloot is serving 28 years in prison for killing the 21-year-old Peruvian student Flores after meeting her in a Lima casino in May 2010.

The slaying occurred five years to the day after American teen Holloway disappeared during a high school graduation trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, where Van der Sloot lived. She was last seen leaving a bar with him.

Holloway's body was never found, and no charges were filed against Van der Sloot in the case. A judge later declared Holloway dead.

U.S. prosecutors allege Van der Sloot accepted $25,000 in cash from Holloway's family in exchange for an unfulfilled promise to lead a lawyer for the family to her body in early 2010, just before he went to Peru.

  • Crimesider Staff

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