Van der Sloot Marries in Prison, Mom Sends Gifts

Natalee Holloway murder suspect ties knot with girlfriend
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 4, 2014 4:17 PM CDT
Van der Sloot Marries in Prison, Mom Sends Shoes
Joran van der Sloot sits in the courtroom before his sentencing at San Pedro prison in Lima, Peru, Friday Jan. 13, 2012.   (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)

It's wedding day in Peru for convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot. The 26-year-old Dutchman who remains the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of US teen Natalee Holloway tied the knot in prison today with a Peruvian woman pregnant with his child. (CNN names her as girlfriend Leidy Figueroa). Van der Sloot's lawyer says prison officials prohibited video and photos during the midday nuptials and that none of the groom's relatives were expected. Lawyer Maximo Altez says Van der Sloot's mother did send a tailored suit and dress shoes fitting his extra-large feet. Van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years in prison two years ago for the 2010 murder of a Lima woman he met in casino. She was killed five years to the day after Holloway's disappearance in Aruba. (More Joran Van der Sloot stories.)

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