Joran van der Sloot Officially Charged With Murder
September 2, 2011
Only one free pass perhaps for Joran van der Sloot, who was formally charged Thursday in Peru with the murder of Stephany Flores. Van der Sloot allegedly killed Ramirez after becoming enraged when he realized she had looked at his laptop and learned of his connection to 18-year-old Holloway, who disappeared from the island of Aruba in 2005. Flores, 21, was found bludgeoned to death in van der Sloot’s hotel room in Lima, Peru in May 2010. If convicted, van der Sloot faces a 30-year prison sentence and a restitution payment of $73,000 to Flores’s family. CNN reports.Van der Sloot offered to plead guilty, claiming temporary insanity—but his attorney said his client is seeking a shorter prison term.