Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Joran van der Sloot FINALLY set to come to U.S. for Natalee Holloway trial as extradition approved by Peru

While he faces another 28 years behind bars in Peru, the prime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway may be freed just long enough to face trial in the U.S.

Joran van der Sloot is one step closer to being carted to the United States in an extradition that could bring him face-to-face with Ms Holloway's mother, seven years after 18-year-old Natalee vanished in Aruba.

But legal hurdles - including van der Sloot’s appeal for his Peru murder conviction - will keep the process from going through immediately.

Van der Sloot’s lawyer Maximo Altez told CNN: 'I think he will be extradited within the next three months'.

Mr Altez added that if van der Sloot is convicted in America, he will be returned to Peru to serve out the remainder of his sentence there, and then shipped back to the U.S. to serve whatever sentence he may receive in the extortion case. Read More