Joran Van der Sloot murder trial: Before Stephany Flores did he kill Natalee Holloway?
JORAN van der Sloot, a Dutch national, has been living at the San Pedro prison in the Lurigancho area of Lima, Peru. Today, Van der Sloot, 24, goes on trial for the 2010 murder of the 21-year-old Stephany Flores, of Peru, nearly seven years after he became the prime suspect in the unsolved disappearance of an American teenager on holiday in Aruba. Van der Sloot was arrested twice for the murder of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway – but never charged.
America wants their man.
In June 2010, a federal grand jury in Alabama indicted Joran Van der Sloot on charges of wire fraud and extortion following allegations that he tried to extort $250,000 from Natalee Holloway’s mother. He was given a total of $25,000. The belief is that he used this money to travel to Peru and participate in a poker tournament. It was there that he met Stephany Flores.