Joran van der Sloot : biography
Joran Andreas Petrus van der Sloot ( born August 6, 1987) is a Dutch citizen who lived in Aruba. He has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the United States for wire fraud and extortion related to the whereabouts of Natalee Holloway, who disappeared in Aruba on May 30, 2005, and pleaded guilty in Peru to the murder and robbery of Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez, who died in the Peruvian capital Lima on May 30, 2010, exactly five years after Holloway's disappearance.
Van der Sloot was apprehended on June 3, 2010, in Chile and was deported to Peru the next day. On June 7, he confessed to causing the death of Flores Ramírez and was transferred on June 11 to Miguel Castro Castro maximum security prison in Lima. He attempted to legally retract his confession, claiming that he had been intimidated by the National Police of Peru and framed by the FBI. However, a Peruvian judge ruled on June 25, 2010, that the confession was valid.
The Holloway and Flores Ramírez cases both attracted widespread media attention. Van der Sloot continued to be the subject of international news coverage from prison, leading to controversies that resulted in the investigation and suspension of Peruvian officials. Time magazine declared Van der Sloot's arrest the top crime story of 2010.
On January 13, 2012, Van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for the murder of Flores.
Van der Sloot attended the [[Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen in the Netherlands.]] Joran van der Sloot was born in Arnhem, Netherlands. He is the eldest of three sons born to Paul van der Sloot (1952–2010), a lawyer, and Anita van der Sloot-Hugen, an art teacher. In 1990, his family moved from Arnhem to Aruba. He was an honor student at the International School of Aruba. He was considered a star soccer and tennis athlete at the school. Van der Sloot competed in doubles tennis with his father at the Moët et Chandon Anniversary Cup in 2005. He hoped to play for Saint Leo University near Tampa, Florida. Van der Sloot's mother said he had a problem with lying and had a tendency to sneak out of the house at night to go to casinos.
Death of Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez
Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez was found dead in Van der Sloot's room at Hotel TAC, S.A.C. in [[Lima, Peru.]] On May 30, 2010, the fifth anniversary of Holloway's disappearance, Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez, 21, died at the Hotel TAC, in the Miraflores District of Lima, Peru. On June 2, hotel receptionist Adeli Esmeralda Abad Marchena found her beaten body in room 309, which had been registered in Van der Sloot's name. He had departed from the hotel without returning the room key and left the television running. A tennis racquet, identified by the coroner as a possible homicide weapon, was recovered from the room. A hotel guest and an employee came forward to say they saw Van der Sloot and the victim entering the hotel room together, and the police obtained video of the two playing cards at the same table the night before at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima. Van der Sloot had entered Peru via Colombia on May 14, 2010 to attend the Latin American Poker Tour.
Stephany Flores. Flores Ramírez was a business student less than a year from graduation at the University of Lima. She was the daughter of Ricardo Flores, a former president of the Peruvian Automobile Club and winner of the "Caminos del Inca" rally in 1991. A prominent businessman and entertainment organizer, he ran for vice president in 2001 and for president five years later on fringe tickets. Flores said that police found date rape drugs in his daughter's car, parked about 50 blocks from the hotel where she died. Her jewelry, money, ID and credit cards were missing; including about US$1000 her father had given her to purchase a laptop and over $10,000 she had won earlier at the casino. Stephany reportedly kept this money in her car, but a police search found no money in it.
After the family of Flores Ramírez reported her missing, police retrieved the hotel surveillance tape and obtained Van der Sloot's name and national identification number. Her brother's wife discovered Van der Sloot's background in a Google search about an hour before her body was found.
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