Van der Sloot charged with murder in Peru
Joran van der Sloot is escorted by Peruvian police in Lima on June 5, 2010.
September 1st, 2011
12:17 PM ET

Van der Sloot charged with murder in Peru

Peruvian authorities have charged Joran van der Sloot with murder in the case of the death of a Peruvian woman.

CNN partner InSession reports that prosecutors are asking for a 30-year jail sentence and a restitution payment to the victim’s family of about $73,100.

Prosecutors have also charged three Peruvian drivers who allegedly took Van der Sloot across the border to Chile as he was trying to flee the country. They are asking for a five-year jail sentence and a restitution payment to the state of about $ 1,800, InSession reports.

"This is what we were expecting from the prosecutor's office given the high profile nature of this trial. We think 30 years is too much for this crime since it was an isolated incident without any further acts of violence. We have had cases in Peru under similar circumstances that have gotten less than 25 years,” said van der Sloot's attorney, Luis Jimenez Navarro.

No date has been set for trial.

Van der Sloot was once the prime suspect in the disappearance in Aruba of American teenager Natalee Holloway, who vanished at age 18 while on a graduation trip. He was arrested twice but never charged in connection with her disappearance.

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  1. TG

    Under the Mosaic Law covenant, anyone who murdered someone, the penalty was "soul for soul."(Ex 21:23-25; Lev 24:17) Human life today is not sacred in many people's hearts. It is as Jesus said of these "last days", that "because of the increasing of lawlessness the love of the greater number will cool off. "(Matt 24:12) Lovelessness has approached such a crescendo that God will remove all wickedness upon the face of the earth, in the "war of the great day of God the Almighty", called Harmagedon, in the near future.(Rev 16:14, 16; Prov 2:21, 22)

    September 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    in prison he will end up being the women he killed, than the transgener version of him will be killed in a south american prison.

    September 1, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary Stewart

    He should be given the death sentence and not by lethal injection. Let the families of the victims decide.

    September 5, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Deborah Pirrotta-Breen

    Mary," the angel doctor" needs her head examined. Does she have patients? If she does, they should seek other hlep from someone who has a clue. Someone should be watching her too and maybe she needs a shrink herself. She definately does not sound stable. Van Der sloot murdered 2 woman. What is she thinking? Just makes me sick!!

    December 21, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Deborah Pirrotta-Breen

    I don't know who came up with my name as "Mary, the angel doctor. " I just happen to find it looking up myself in Google for my history since I am looking for a job. Van Der sloot is, was and will always be a sick man. thank-god, he is put away. Please find the right person to comment on or get the story straight whoever added this to my name. It certainly wasn't me!

    January 29, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
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