Joran van der Sloot: Convicted Killer Marries Girlfriend In Prison

Sat, July 5, 2014 1:46pm EST by 2 Comments
Joran Van Der Sloot Married In Prison
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Joran van der Sloot is now a married man. The convicted killer, who is serving 28 years in prison for murder, married his girlfriend in prison on July 4.

Joran van der Sloot, 26, tied the knot with his pregnant Peruvian girlfriend Leidy Figueroa on July 4. The wedding took place at the Lima, Peru jail where Joran is currently serving 28 years for the murder of Stephany Flores. Joran is notoriously known for being connected to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in 2005.

Joran van der Sloot: Convicted Killer Marries Girlfriend In Prison

Joran van der Sloot married his Peruvian bride Leidy Figueroa in jail on July 4. Leidy is expected to give birth to Joran’s child in September, CNN reports.

Joran and Leidy met when Leidy visited the prison with her young boy from another relationship, CNN also reveals. 

Many would think Joran has an ulterior motive for marrying Leidy while in prison, but his defense lawyer Maximo Altez refutes those rumors. 

“He’s getting married because he’s in love and is having a child,” Altez told CNN in May. “There are no hidden agendas.”

Joran is currently serving 28 years for the murder of Stephany Flores in 2010. He has also been linked to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, who was seen with Joran in Aruba on the night she died in 2005. Peru has agreed to extradite Joran in 24 years to the United States to face charges concerning Natalee’s case.

So it looks like Joran won’t be able to be a hands-on parent. Once he’s done serving time for one charge, he’ll face charges for another.

HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Joran marrying his bride in prison? Can you believe he is going to be a father? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson

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