Joran Van Der Sloot, the diplomat’s son suspected in the disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway and convicted of the murder of Stefany Flores in Peru, was reported this week to be an impending dad after a conjugal visit with a woman he may or may not have married while behind bars.
Joran Van Der Sloot has been making claims of conjugal visits tothe press as he sits serving out his sentence of 28 years for Flores’ brutal murder in a hotel in Peru, but, as is the case with Van Der Sloot, sorting out the truth from the fiction has become somewhat difficult.
Per ABC, the Joran Van Der Sloot’s pregnant girlfriend tale may be a way to eventually evade extradition to the US to answer charges in the disappearance and presumable death of Holloway, and, further, the possible ploy won’t work:
“Van der Sloot was never formally charged with the murder death of Holloway, an American high school student who went missing in Aruba in 2005. He is currently wanted in the U.S. on charges that he attempted to extort Holloway’s parents, promising to tell them where her body was in exchange for money … Both [Peruvian] and American lawyers said van der Sloot could not evade extradition to the U.S., by fathering a Peruvian child or marrying a Peruvian woman. Peru says it will extradite van der Sloot after he has served his prison term there.”
Van Der Sloot’s lawyer, Maximo Altez, blames the Dutch press for printing Van Der Sloot’s story without consulting first with the prisoner’s lawyer. He says the woman, identified by Van Der Sloot as “Leidi” and whose real name is Carol Figueroa Uceda, is not pregnant with Joran Van Der Sloot’s child.