Skip to comments.Accused Killer Joran van der Sloot,, Stabs Prison Guard in Escape Attempt
Posted on 02/07/2011 5:07:06 PM PST by LibWhacker
Natalie Holloway murder suspect, Joran van der Sloot, has been ominously quiet for quite a while. That's not surprising since he's been languishing in Peru's Miguel Castro Castro prison since June awaiting the completion of the investigation of Stephany Flores's murder. On January 15th however, Van der Sloot suddenly decided to lunge back into the headlines by stabbing a guard and then attempting to hold him hostage in a crazy, and therefore unsuccessful attempt to break out of prison.
According to the National Enquirer, Van der Sloot suddenly "freaked out" when guard, Luis Gavancho, brought a tray of food into his cell. Joran threw the tray against the wall, and when Gavancho tried to subdue him, he stabbed the prison guard in the face with a homemade "shiv." When other guards arrived on the scene, they found Joran holding the bloody Gavancho in a choke hold while "wielding the knife in his free hand." Needless to say, Joran was overpowered and his escape attempt foiled.
And what on earth could have prompted the accused murderer to think he could fight his way out of the infamous Peruvian prison with a bleeding hostage and a homemade shiv? Cocaine, of course. Or as one source explained:
"In his drugged state, he probably imagined he could hold the guard hostage and maybe escape." Right.
Latin American prisons bear notorious reputations for alleged substandard conditions and even human rights violations. If daily life for Miguel Castro prison's regular inmates is pure hell, imagine how horrific it must be for those who have been consigned to the "hole" for punishment. Like Joran van der Sloot.
And it couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.
Wow. Just wow. Sad Natalie and Stephanie crossed paths with this psycho.
Latin American prisons bear notorious reputations for alleged substandard conditions and even human rights violations.
But the Swiss want to arrest George Bush for waterboarding.
Maybe, stay off the cocaine, Joran. Two girls would probably still be alive, you wouldn't be in a third-world prison having just stabbed the person bringing you the food you need to survive its conditions.
why dont they shoot him while escaping?
I hope Joran has this much hell every day. But I feel sorry for the guard, and wish him health.
When you attack a guard in this part of the world your days are numbered.
They need to just sprinkle his food with strychnine and be done with this rodent.
I’ve never understood the absolute fascination with the death of one pretty teenager years and years ago. Thousands of people get murdered in the US every year and they don’t come to dominate news coverage. I remember one broadcaster leading off with this story on the day Katrina hit. Sad for the family but this isn’t a story at this point and never was one that justified 1/1000th of the coverage it got.
Joran better not not have any plans for the next 50 years or so, he’s going to absolutely hate Peru by then. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.
Are you kidding?? Not being in favor of human administering the death sentence, I find this the closest thing to justice. (yes I admit there's gaping holes in my compassion) Bet he wishes the investigators in Aruba did a better job now. This is up there with OJ getting himself incarcerated. I wish Joran a long and conscious life.
Oh that poor innocent boy...
What are they doin to him ???
Think his prison term will be hell...? Just wait until he actually gets there. He likely knows what’s waiting for him, just like the X-files character Luther Lee Boggs.
Joran is starring in the remake of the 1992 Bill Murray hit Groundhog Day. Karma is tenacious stuff, Joran.
Maybe this Teflon psychopath will finally have rendezvous with destiny.
That’s pretty harsh.
And it isn’t just “one pretty teenager.” He has murdered again and probably there are more victims. It stays in the news because he has not been brought to justice.
Murders without suspects don’t continue to get coverage because there is nothing new to report while a suspect gone unpunished will stay in the news until justice is done.
NO, arsenic is much better, given in tiny doses over a prolonged period, death is slow and agonizingly painful.....
No more trays of food for Joran. Oh well too bad.
Seriously doubt Joran has fifty years ahead of him; not even close. He clearly is asking for ‘it’; but these Guards no doubt; take a certain pleasure in making one ‘wish’ they were dead. Feel no pity for him; but do think I feel sorry for his Mother, however. . or just ‘maybe’. . .
Just shut the cell door and lose the key.
The warning is what it's about ~ not the relative worth of any particular indiidual.
At the same time it sounds like you are one of Joran's fans?
Something tells me Joran won’t live to be thirty.
Joran seems to like violent sex. I’m certain he’ll get plenty of it in general population.
He needs to be careful - people might get the impression that he’s nuts. Course, that’s probably what he wants the judge to think....
I remember seeing an interview with the warden of the Louisiana State Prison.
He said they had the absolute scum of the earth in the prison. He also mentioned that in general, the murderers were not the worst people in there. BTW, he supported the death penalty.
I think a few like VanDerSloot might make him change his mind. The guy comes across as a complete psychopath with no sense of kindness or responsibility. Nothing matters to him but his own wants or needs.
I wish Joran a long, long, LONG life.
"Leave Joran alone!"
I note with interest that his father is a Judge. I wonder what he’s doing behind the scene to free his kid.
I thought somebody would have put this guy out of our misery by now.
I hear JOran is singing a new song now a days it’s...
“I kissed a guard and I like it”.
I believe his father, the Judge, passed away awhile back. Daddy could not do anything for him in Peru anyways.
Plenty of time for that. He can have a few fall-down accidents first.
Terminate with extreme prejudice.
Ive never understood the absolute fascination with the death of one pretty teenager years and years ago. Thousands of people get murdered in the US every year and they dont come to dominate news coverage.”
I believe it is because it is a new era out there. Parents used to be able to count on a little justice, kids could celebrate senior week safely anywhere nearly, and border countries/islands were not so corrupted that they blew off disappearances in favor of drugs, political favors or cash. At least it seems that way to me. They were more devout people themselves than they are today and cared for the sake of the family to get answers.
And Natalie’s mother happened, thank God, to have the means and wherewithall to take it to Ariba, highlighting not only the corruption, but the danger for dizzy dumb parents to let their seniors go carousing near the border.
Yep, if he makes it fifty years it’ll be a miracle. Like you say, he’ll be around for awhile but he won’t be happy.
LOL! He better kiss a lot of them if he wants to keep breathing.
“why dont they shoot him while escaping?”
They’re having too much fun with him alive. Let them make his life a HELL (they can do that here), rather than a Club Gitmo life he would have here (or any Western jail).
Maybe he was just trying to build some cred
with his “peeps”.
Insanity or Jesus...
Isn’t Vander Sloot being held in a coastal prison? They need to transfer him to the one where political prisoners are held that is at 12,000 feet. That will take the wind out of his sails and send him into ill health for the rest of his days.
Floaters like him are hard to flush, but if you are persistent it can be done. It will probably be another prisoner who does it.
I’m so glad he’s in a Peru prison !!
Speaking of other vermin, did you see this one?
Reagans would-be assassin Hinckley goes gaga for gal pal
His father the judge is dead. He will get no help along those lines.
Just cuz the Swiss are that ignint........
"Missiles headed to your country.....film of the complete and total destruction at 11:00!"
Even the Alps will be melted!
Go suck on that..........
His father died a few years ago.
I suspect the Peruvians keep him alive because his trial has yet to come and because he’s a foreigner. His Peruvian victim was the daughter of a prominent citizen so he’ll get his desserts for sure.
The mother kept the story alive to make sure that her daughter might receive some sort of “justice.” I applaud the mother.
Maybe they’re enjoying punishing him. :-)