EXTRADITED: Natalee Holloway Murder Suspect Joran Van Der Sloot Arrives In Alabama (Video)

Written By BlabberBuzz | Saturday, 10 June 2023 01:15
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Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, will be arraigned on Friday at 11 a.

m. in a Birmingham, Alabama, federal courthouse on extortion charges.

The Dutch national arrived in Birmingham on Thursday afternoon after being flown on a Department of Justice jet with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, which left from Lima, Peru.

Van der Sloot is accused of attempting to sell Beth Holloway, Natalee's mother, information regarding the location of her daughter's body. Federal prosecutors say that van der Sloot asked for $250,000, with $25,000 upfront for the information and the rest to be paid out when the body of Natalee Holloway was positively identified. However, according to American prosecutors, van der Sloot lied to Beth Holloway's lawyer, John Q. Kelly, about where her daughter's remains were located. The alleged extortion scheme occurred between March 29, 2010, and May 17, 2010.

Van der Sloot then traveled to Peru and met Stephany Flores, 21, at a Lima casino owned by her father. Van der Sloot admitted to killing Flores, claiming he murdered her on May 30, 2010, in a fit of anger after the 21-year-old found out he was connected to Natalee Holloway's disappearance.


The charges were filed by federal prosecutors in 2010, but Peruvian officials did not agree to release van der Sloot into American custody until this May. He was initially sentenced to 28 years in prison for the killing of Flores, but more time was added because of a drug smuggling scandal he was involved in while in jail.

Once van der Sloot's federal case concludes, he will return to Peru to finish his sentence for murdering Flores. After his conviction in Peru, van der Sloot will come to an American prison if convicted.