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Inside the Mind of Joran van der Sloot

Exactly five years after Natalle Holloway vanished in Aruba, the main suspect, Joran van der Sloot murdered Peruvian Stephany Flores Ramirez. Exactly three years later, he announced from prison his plans to wed. This year it was the birth of his first child, expected around May 30. Even from prison, he continues to try to overshadow his victims.

Today In Crime History: Natalee Holloway vanishes in Aruba

A look in photos at the disappearance of high-school senior Natalee Holloway, who vanished on May 30, 2005, while on a school trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. Her fate remains a mystery.

Joran van der Sloot to be extradited to U.S. — in 24 years

For those of you up at night worrying that Joran van der Sloot, 26, will never get a taste of U.S.-style justice, fear not, for Peruvian authorities have agreed to extradite the Dutch bad boy, currently serving a 28-year-sentence for murder, to the U.S. once they are done with him.

Van der Sloot’s Marriage Made in Prison

If there is one common theme in Joran van der Sloot’s life, it is that he never fails to surprise. His latest outrage involves his plans to get married, less than two years into his 28-year-sentence in Peru for the murder of Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez in a hotel room in Lima in 2005. The announcement comes on the anniversary of both Natalee Holloway’s disappearance and Ramirez’s murder.

Lost in Paradise: The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway

On May 30, 2005, Alabama high school graduate Natalee Holloway vanished while on a class trip to Aruba. Some believe she was murdered by wealthy playboy Joran van der Sloot, while others claim that she lives on in white slavery. The mystery surrounding her disappearance has proved an enduring one that continues to draw professional and amateur sleuths alike.

Joran Van der Sloot: I Got My Girlfriend Pregnant in Prison

A Dutch newspaper reports that Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year-sentence in Peru for murder and is the main person of interest in the disappearance of U.S. citizen Natalee Holloway, claims that he has gotten his Peruvian girlfriend pregnant. Van der Sloot claimed the pregnancy was unplanned. “[She] forgot to take the pill,” Van der Sloot told De Telegraph. “Her Catholic faith does not allow her to have an abortion.”

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