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Imprisoned Dutch killer van der Sloot now a father

LIMA, Peru -- Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran van der Sloot is now a father.

It was a natural birth of an 8-pound girl at Lima's Perinatal and Maternity Hospital - far from the remote prison where van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for killing Peruvian business student Stephany Flores in 2010. He also remains the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

Van der Sloot's attorney Maximo Altez says Dushy van der Sloot Figueroa was born on September 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. The mother is van der Sloot's wife Leydi Figueroa. Altez says the child is named Dushy after van der Sloot's grandmother.

The infant will not be able to visit him until she is old enough to be able to handle the high altitude.

Van der Sloot married the 24-year-old Figueroa in July. A month later, authorities sent him to a prison high in the Andes, saying he had threatened to kill the warden of the lockup near Lima.