Peru Considers U. S. Extradition Request

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A lawyer for Joran van der Sloot says Peru is
evaluating a request by the United States to extradite the jailed Dutchman, who is the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

Van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence in Peru for killing a woman he met in a Lima casino.

The 24-year-old also faces extortion charges in Alabama for allegedly receiving $25,000 from Holloway's mother, Beth, to tell her where to find the remains of her daughter, who was 18 when she
disappeared while on a senior trip. Natalee's father, Dave, has an insurance agency in Meridian.

Attorney Maximo Altez said Monday the U.S. extradition request "is in the process of being evaluated" by Peruvian authorities.

The lawyer says his client fears extradition because U.S. prisons have a reputation for being "very hard" on inmates.


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  • by W. Location: Rooney on Apr 25, 2012 at 10:06 AM
    Does anyone have the telephone number and/or e mail of the lawyer Altez ?
  • by super charged liberal on Apr 24, 2012 at 09:58 AM
    If they bring him here he will not get a fare trial. We must do away with are justice system and give these poor people who have had hard lives counciling. I hope one day are agenda will come true. GO GREEN
  • by bearhunter on Apr 24, 2012 at 09:53 AM
    he doesnt fear US jails. he is in a very bad place and despertly want to get out of there. US prisons are a walk in the park compaired to Peru, from what I have watched on history and discovery ch. saying he is afraid is what he wants everyone to believe so they will bring him here, thinking they are hurting him more. they need to let him serve all his time in peru and then bring him here.
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