Defendant In Natalee Holloway Disappearance Case Enters Not Guilty Plea In Us Court
As reported by media sources, on June 9, a convicted mu*derer believed to be involved in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama girl Natalee Holloway in Aruba pleaded not guilty during a trial in the United States.
The charges against the individual include extortion and wire fraud related to Holloway’s deαth. The incident occurred in 2005, and Natalee Holloway was last seen in Aruba.
On Thursday, Joran van der Sloot, 35, was transferred from a pr!son in Peru to a facility in Birmingham, Alabama, in preparation for his arraignment in a federal court located in northern Alabama.
The Dutch national was found guilty of the mu*der of another woman and is currently serving 28 years in pr!son in the South American country.
In 2005, Holloway, then 18 years old and hailing from a suburb of Birmingham, went missing in Aruba while on a trip to celebrate his graduation from high school. In 2012, even if those remain not, an Alabama judge ruled that she must be considered legally deαd.
The child’s last known whereabouts were in Aruba, where she was also seen with van der Sloot and another adult male. Her disappearance and the subsequent rigorous inquiry garnered much attention from the media.
Let’s see what Reuters said on Twitter, and tune in with us for more detail:
Joran van der Sloot, the convicted killer long suspected in the 2005 disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, pleaded not guilty in a US courtroom to charges of extortion and wire fraud related to her death, according to media reports https://t.co/6NkG5RV9av pic.twitter.com/bOWsKn69Kb
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 10, 2023
Prosecutors claim that Van der Sloot extorted the girl’s mother, Beth Holloway, for money in 2010 and provided false information about the teen’s whereabouts. Holloway was arrested in the United States in connection with the case at one point but was never charged with any crime.
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After the conclusion of the trial in Alabama, Van der Sloot was sent back to Peru, where he was initially arrested.
After confessing to the beating, strangulation, and suffocation of a 21-year-old Peruvian business student in 2010, he was sentenced to 28 years in Peru in 2012 after being found guilty of the crime.