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Joran Van der Sloot To Plead Guilty in Murder But Wants A Shorter Sentence!

Tue, March 8, 2011 3:28pm EDT by Chloe Melas 8 Comments
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Joran has made headlines for the past six years in connection to the disappearnce of Natalee Holloway. But now he’s admitting guilt in another murder!

Joran Van der Sloot will finally be put behind bars! The Dutch native has never been charged in in the 2005 murder of 18-year-old Alabama high school senior Natalee Holloway in Aruba. But now his lawyer says he is admitting to killing another young woman, in Peru — Stephany Flores Ramirez. Van der Sloot will claim a “violent emotion” defense — and his attorney Maximo Altez is seeking the lowest possible sentence.

If a Peruvian judge accepts this defense, Van der Sloot may only be get three to five years — instead of the usual 15- to -35 year term typical for a first-degree murder conviction.

Stephanie was found dead in her Lima hotel room on May 30, reportedly after she discovered items on Van der Sloot’s laptop linking him to the Natalee Holloway case exactly five years before.

Natalee’s mom, Beth Twitty, called Van der Sloot’s defense “outrageous” — and she wants to make sure it doesn’t get him a lighter sentence. In the U.S., Van der Sloot has been charged with trying to extort Natalee’s parents by demanding $25,000 to tell them how she was killed and where her body could be found.

“He’s a very slippery, smart criminal,” says John Kelly, the Holloway family attorney.