Jordan Van Der Sloot, Suspect in Natalee Holloway Disappearance, Set To Marry While in Prison
By Minyvonne Burke | May 31, 2013 10:18 PM EDT
26-year-old Jordan Van der Sloot, the main suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, is reportedly preparing to get married...while still in prison.
According to the Daily Beast his lawyer, Maximo Altez, confirmed the news saying the nuptials will take place in early June. Van der Sloot's bride-to-be is 22-year-old Leydi Figuero Uced, a Peruvian girl who frequently visited him in prison.
The website reports that last October Van der Sloot told a Dutch daily newspaper that Uced was pregnant with his child but there has been no reports confirming the story. In Peruvian prisons conjugal visits are allowed as long as the couple is registered as common-law partners, which the two are.
Van der Sloot is currently serving 28 years in prison for the murder of Stephany Flores, a Peruvian college student. He made headlines in 2005 as the main suspect involved with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The Alabama teen traveled to Aruba for a school trip. Van der Sloot was the last person to be seen with Holloway the night before she was scheduled to return home.
He was arrested twice but was never formally charged even though he confessed to several different scenarios involving her disappearance including leaving her drunk on the beach and selling her into the sex trade. Holloway's body has never been found.
Five years after Holloway's disappearance, Flores was murdered. Van der Sloot admitted to killing to Flores but blamed it on posttraumatic stress disorder for being blamed with Holloway's disappearance.
He met Flores in 2010, after traveling to Peru to for a poker tournament. He had tried to bribe Beth Holloway, Natalee's mom, to give him $250,000 in exchange for information on her daughter. She gave him $25,000 as a down payment but he took the money and fled to Peru.
According to reports, he murdered Flores after she discovered incriminating evidence on his computer about the Holloway case.
Last year it was rumored that he was going to get married but got cold feet.