Joran van der Sloot, convicted for one murder and suspected of another, to become a father? Apparently so, reports the Daily Mail.
Joining the likes of Tex Watson, another convicted murderer who was able to marry and conceive children while behind bars, van der Sloot is also scheduled to marry the girl he impregnated while serving his 28 year Peruvian prison sentence for the 2010 murder of college student, Stephany Flores.
The Peruvian newspaper, El Comerico, reported that Flores was found wrapped in a blood-soaked blanket in van der Sloot’s Peruvian hotel room, and had been mercilessly stabbed and brutally beaten to death.
Joran van der Sloot is also the primary suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American high school student, Natalee Holloway, who was on a high school graduation trip in Aruba at the time. Because of this, after finishing his 28 years in Peruvian prison, van der Sloot faces extradition back to America.
The expectant woman planning to share nuptials with the homicidal van der Sloot is called, Leydi Figueroa. She’s said to be five months along in the pregnancy and brings her husband-to-be, Joran, freshly prepared meals two times a week.
While neither Flores nor Holloway ever had a chance to make wedding plans, van der Sloot and Figueroa have set their marriage date for May 22. Joran and Leidy reportedly met when she was visiting another inmate in July 2010, and he introduced her to van der Sloot, a match literally not made in heaven.
In an interview with Crimesider, Miss Figueroa, 24, said her husband-to-be had transformed himself ‘into a new person’ enjoying prison arts and crafts sessions.
If you listen to Figueroa and van der Sloot’s lawyer, everything is going along swimmingly for van der Sloot: His lawyer says he is studying international business management and according to Figueroa, Joran van der Sloot has transformed himself “into a new person”, and also takes great pleasure in prison arts and crafts classes, reports CBS News.
No word on how the Holloway and Flores families feel about van der Sloot’s enchanted prison life, but anger, frustration and disgust wouldn’t be surprising.
Another upshot of the marriage for van der Sloot that could make one question karma and the fairness of the universe, is that it will most likely protect Joran from his extradition back to the U.S. By marrying Flores, Joran could apply for Peruvian citizenship which would make the extradition difficult.
The proposed extradition would be for van der Sloot to face extortion charges, based on an exchange he had with Holloway’s mother where he promised to tell her what happened to Natalee in exchange for $250,000 – $25,000 of which he accepted.
In a dark and strange twist of fate that reportedly still haunts the Holloway family, van der Sloot headed to Peru with that money, met Flores and murdered her on May 14, 2010, exactly five years after Natalee Holloway’s disappearance.
Potential baby names, vows or where the couple has registered for wedding gifts are details that have yet to be announced by Figueroa and Joran van der Sloot.
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