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Peru court evaluates Van der Sloot extradition request
By Manuel Vigo
April 23, 2012
A Peruvian court is evaluating the United States’ request to extradite Joran van der Sloot, so that he can be tried on extortion charges related to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
Van der Sloot, a Dutch citizen, was sentenced to 28 years in prison, earlier this year, for the murder of a Peruvian woman he met at a casino.
The Dutchman is wanted on extortion charges in Alabama for allegedly receiving $25,000 from Holloway's mother to tell her where to find the remains of her daughter, who disappeared in Aruba, 7 years ago.
The 22nd Criminal Court of Lima is expected to make a ruling regarding the extradition in the coming days, local radio RPP reported.
If approved, Van der Sloot would only be extradited after completing his sentence, RPP said.
In January Van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years in jail and ordered to pay a 200 thousand soles fine, to be paid to the family of his victim.
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Commented By: jimmyjames
On: April 24, 2012. 7:35 pm
HIGHLY unlikely he cuts much of his sentence! Let's just hope they cut off his marijuana supply and other benefits. Dude needs to SUFFER!!! Lets pray that at some time he gives relief to the Holloway family....
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