June 14th, 2010
01:38 PM ET

Van der Sloot attorney resigns

Joran van der Sloot's Peruvian attorney has resigned from defending the murder suspect, the attorney told Peru's Foreign Press Association Monday.

Earlier, Maximo Altez Navarro told CNN that he didn't want to be van der Sloot's attorney anymore.

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  1. Pachy

    Lets make sure that the legal system never forgets what he did to Natalie and Ms Flores, together with their families and friends, when they consider his rights. They should lock him up next to Montesinos.

    June 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chip Pierce

    I don't understand how a prisoner can be granted "protection from the general prison population".
    Average Joe is under the same threat of violence in prison everyday. If I killed a woman, I'd get no special treatmeent. Why should he?
    Ironic how becoming a notorious killer guarantees him "can't touch me" status.

    June 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MSL58

    I wish Ihad the vaseline concession at that prison...

    June 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Taiwo Hollist

    I hope some Peruvian prisoners get to know him 'inside out'

    June 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. elise913

    definitely getting death threats

    June 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. judy

    this man is a true psychopath and I hope he doesnt slide out – he is pure evil with no conscience very similar to the part played by Anthony Hopkins the doctor

    June 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gloria

    What a tragedy, three young lives lost of supposidly intelligent young people from well off families, all of whom were not that smart at all. Joran for durgging a young woman and not taking her to a hospital when she convulsed where she might have been saved. Natalie for getting in a car, in a foreign country, With people that she did not know when her friends were tryinng to get her to come with them. Also, what was a young woman like Stephany doing in a casion? What kind of values did their parents impart?

    June 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • sonja

      Going to a casino means her parents had bad values? She was a professional poker player, that does not reflect on her values or morals whatsoever. Also blaming Natalee for getting in the car? Were you never young? Have you never made mistakes? The only person at fault here is the van der sloot guy. He is obviously a psychotic person and values have nothing to do with this. It's easy to judge others, isn't it...

      June 15, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
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  10. chica

    those prisons are filled with remnants of sendero luminoso: worst, criminal terrorists

    June 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chris

    I was wondering...if he confessed to the Holloway murder, could Aruba have him exradited from Peru, and have first dibs to try him for murder, and keep him in a Dutch prison? If so, you would think he would try this to stay out of a Peruvian prison. Anybody know? Also, I wonder if this attorney dropping out on him, could make things easier for him in Peru...like some kind misrepresentation or something. I really find it hard to believe he ever really confessed to the murder in Peru, seeing as how he's been so slippery on the Holloway matter.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lala

      Hey Chris ... I am a lawyer in Peru, with a English poor ... anyway, Joran Van Der Sloot, according to Peruvian law, he must pay his crime within Peruvian prison for any reason he can fulfill his sentence in another prison outside of Peru, because the murder that he committed within the jurisdiction of Peru and was a Peruvian to who he killed ... after he fulfill his sentence, the justice of Aruba or the American courts, seek his extradition for him to be tried in those countries for crimes he may have committed ... On the other hand, he has not confessed to the murder of Natalie, he has said only that he know where to find the body of Natalie ... he wants to share that information, in exchange for being allowed to finish his conviction in Aruba ... situation that will never be possible, because Peruvian law does not permit!

      I hope I was clear enough ... apologize for my English again ...

      June 16, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. fuzzy blango

    To be honest with you,where I come from Africa this guy would have a rotten car tire around his neck ignited with gas for his devilish deeds ,Stephanee and Nathalee may your soul rest in perfect peace.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. cg

    its an easy case ... only chewwbaca defence can work 🙂 What a useless lawyer .. he knows he is going to lose and now he is running .. he was saving a murderer before .. what has changed .. he is still a murderer.

    June 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jonathan Walker

    If Peru authorities are wise, they won't give Aruba yet another chance to let this psychopath go. From the get-go, it was obvious to the Holloway family that there was a concerted effort to cover up his crimes and squash any real investigation. The island's reaction, blaming Natalie and trying to ruin the sterling reputation of this outstanding young woman really revealed more about them, their values, and their true intentions concerning their resident murderer. He was a spoiled rich kid, the son of a judge, with all the right friends in high places. After all, who would it have served for an educated rich kid to go to prison for what was probably an "accident"? Sadly, Joran likely killed the peruvian girl in the same manner he killed Natalie:quickly, violently, with no mercy or remorse. Even Joran's mother has finally washed her hands clean of him saying he is sick in the head and she cannot feel sad for him the way she feels for her deceased husband. Joran is incapable of telling the truth. He is where he belongs and should receive his due punishment. If not for Aruba's corrupt justice system, he would never have been free to murder again. This has nothing to do with what Dutch person above described as "America's bloodhunt". This is about Aruba's part in allowing a criminal to go free to kill again. To murder Natalie, change his story at least two dozen times, and then have the unmitigated gall to extort her family for money just to have the body back, well Peruvian prison is too good for him.

    June 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ewan Matthews

    Anthony Hopkins is one of the veteran actors in Hollywood that should be given a lifetime acheivement award.,;;

    July 9, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
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