After pleading guilty to killing the 21-year-old Peruvian woman, Joran has been sentenced for 28 years AND has to pay Stephany’s family $75,000.
Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the Natalee Holloway disappearance, has been convicted of murdering a young woman he met at a Lima, Peru casino in 2010. The court also ordered him to pay $75,000 in reparations to the family of Stephany Flores, according to FoxNews.com.
The three-judge panel described his crime, which took place five years to the day that Natalee went missing, as “cruel” and “ferocious” — describing how he beat and strangled the innocent woman after she discovered his connection to the Holloway case.
Due to time already served, he sentence could end in June 2038. But, if he behaves, he might become eligible for parole after serving only HALF the sentence — that means the killer could be free sometime in his late 30s.
The 24-year-old appeared in court wearing a green T-shirt, wiped tears from his eyes and hung his head as his charges were read. He faced up to 30 years in prison, but the guilty plea was aimed at lowering the sentence.
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