Joran Van Der Sloot Charged With First-Degree Murder and Robbery
Joran Van Der Sloot Has Been Charged With First-Degree Murder and Robbery in the Stephany Flores Murder Case
Lima Superior Court Judge Juan Buendia has ordered Joran Van Der Sloot to be placed in prison while he awaits his trial after being charged with murder and robber on Friday June 11. Judge Buendia stated when Van Der Sloot was charged that he acted with 'ferocity and great cruelty' in this act against 21-year-old Flores.
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He is charged with robbery because he took Flores' car along with two credit cards, her national ID card and about $300 cash after he reportedly killed her.
If he is convicted in these charges he could face anywhere from 15 to 35 years in prison. In Peru a sentenced is often reduced if the person confesses, but that does not automatically apply to all cases. It is not known in which prison he would serve his sentence or when his trial is set to begin.
On Thursday June 10 he was moved to a cell in the prosecutor's office but it is not known if he will stay there or be taken to a larger facility.
Joran Van Der Sloot Admitted He Knows Where Natalee Holloway's Body is Buried?
According to Lima Police Chief Gen. Cesar Guardia, he told the Associated Press that Van Der Sloot had also let slip that he knew the location of Natalee Holloway's body, but has said he will only discuss the matter in front of Aruba police.
Police are skeptical however, given the amount of false statements made by Van Der Sloot in relation to this case in the past.
He has also been charged with extortion in the United States for contacting Holloway's family and asking for money in exchange for information about Natalee's body.