New York - The Peruvian newspaper La Prensa is reporting that Joran Van Der Sloot is set to marry his Peruvian girlfriend Leydi Figueroa, who is five months pregnant in a ceremony that will take place in the maximum security prison Piedras Gordas, announced Van Der Sloot's lawyer Máximo Altez.
According to Altez, the couple has purchased engagement rings and although the exact date of the marriage is not known, the ceremony should take place within the next month.
"Everything is ready, they've had the rings made and are looking into who the witnesses will be," a source told the newspaper Trome.
They bride-to-be could not be reached by reporters from the local TV station Frecuencia Latina, but a neighbor told them that he doubts Van Der Sloot is the father of Figueroa's child, according to the Peruvian newspaper La Prensa.
Van Der Sloot, 27, was sentenced in 2010 to 28 years in prison for the murder of Stephany Flores after he met her at casino, robbed her and killed her in a Lima hotel room in 2010. Van der Sloot was also arrested twice in connection to American tourist Natalee Holloway's disappearance in Aruba but he was never charged with a crime.
Some of Van Der Sloot's friends will be allowed to come to the ceremony in prison.