LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peru's government says that once Dutch citizen
Joran van der Sloot completes his murder conviction in 2038, he will be
extradited to the United States to face trial on charges he extorted and
defrauded the mother of a young American woman for whose disappearance
he is the chief suspect.
A decree published Sunday in Peru's
official gazette says he will be extradited under an indictment in U.S.
District Court in the state of Alabama.
Van der Sloot is serving
28 years in prison after being convicted of killing 21-year-old Peruvian
student Stephany Flores after meeting her in a Lima casino.
slaying occurred five years to the day after American teenager Natalee
Holloway disappeared during a high school graduation trip to the Dutch
Caribbean island of Aruba, where Van der Sloot lived. She was last seen
leaving a bar with him.
Holloway's body was never found, and no
charges were filed against Van der Sloot in the case. A judge later
declared Holloway dead.
U.S. prosecutors allege Van der Sloot
accepted $25,000 in cash from Holloway's family in exchange for a
promise to lead a lawyer for the family to her body in early 2010, just
before he went to Peru.
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