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Van der Sloot lawyer argues "crime of passion"
42 News ^ | March 6, 2011

Posted on 03/07/2011 8:57:24 AM PST by La Lydia

The body of a young woman was found in Joran van der Sloot's Lima hotel room five years to the day of Natalee Holloway's disappearance on a school trip to Aruba. Prosecutors in Peru say van der Sloot has admitted killing Stephany Flores after she found material on his laptop relating to Natalee. Peruvian prosecutors say Joran van der Sloot killed Stephany Flores in cold blood and want an extra long sentence. The Dutchman's lawyer says it was a spontaneous, emotional act and his client should face no more than three to five years.

Van der Sloot's Peruvian lawyer, Max Altez, told the television program "Domingo al Dia" that the death was the result of a violent argument, not intentional. Altez says he's asking his client face a 3-5 year sentence, not the 30 years prosecutors are asking for.

Edward Alvarez, an attorney for the Flores family, told El Commercio that the family rejects the defense claims and is backing the prosecution. No trial date has been set yet and there's still plenty of legal wrangling unresolved, including whose responsibility is it to provide a Dutch-Spanish translator. The Dutch embassy has said it's not their job.

Mountain Brook teenager Natalee Holloway disappeared on a school trip to Aruba in May 2005. She was last seen leaving a club with van der Sloot and two of his friends. Van der Sloot was never charged...Natalee's body has never been found.

Van der Sloot is also under a federal indictment issued here in Alabama charging him with wire fraud and extortion. The FBI says he promised the family information about Natalee's fate, took their money, but never provided the information.

Van der Sloot has told a variety of versions of what happened that night in 2005....frequently to Dutch newspaper and television reporters. Natalee's mother Beth accompanied a Dutch tv crew into van der Sloot's Peruvian prison last year. The confrontation yielded footage for a 2 parter on Dutch TV but no information on Natalee's fate....


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aruba; disappeared; murder; peru; vandersloot
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To: La Lydia

I laugh at all the self-masturbatory drama. Just try and execute the slug already!!!! Executions of proven murderers used to be a lot swifter and straight forward

These days we have all this charade instead of swift justice for the victims


21 posted on 03/07/2011 9:29:44 AM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Psalm 144

I think that daddy is already in the next world. His protecting dayd in this world are over.


22 posted on 03/07/2011 9:31:22 AM PST by sport
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To: Newfy
I suspect that you are right. And I bet no one in the law has considered it.
23 posted on 03/07/2011 9:32:11 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: KansasGirl
Like many countries, Peru has no life imprisonment statutes.

The longest sentence one can receive is 30 years.

In Norway the longest sentence anyone can serve for any crime is 21 years.

24 posted on 03/07/2011 9:32:36 AM PST by wideawake
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To: dennisw

What I don’t understand is why the Peruvian prison authorities haven’t already allowed this problem to take care of itself.


25 posted on 03/07/2011 9:34:17 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I wonder how he’s enjoying Peruvian prison life? Bit of a change from before, I’d imagine.


26 posted on 03/07/2011 9:34:43 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: sport

Just as well he does not have to see it. I think the one possible thing that might be worse than having a child fall victim to someone like Van der Sloot, is to have a child -be- someone like Van der Sloot.


27 posted on 03/07/2011 9:39:47 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: La Lydia

What I don’t understand is why the Peruvian prison authorities haven’t already allowed this problem to take care of itself.>>>>>>>>>

The Peruvian masses need more drama and diversion. Prison authorities like the media attention


28 posted on 03/07/2011 9:40:54 AM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: KansasGirl

Well, it’s a Peruvian prison and I doubt many survive 30 months, much less 30 years.


29 posted on 03/07/2011 9:41:47 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: jazusamo

He attempted to escape? Good heavens he’s never going to get out of that prison.


30 posted on 03/07/2011 9:44:03 AM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: dennisw

Have you ever read any Peruvian newspapers? Watched Peruvian TV? There is plenty of drama and diversion without Joran. Like most other South American media, they feature gut-churning pictures of automobile accidents and other disasters on a daily basis. El Comerico is the only respectable one.


31 posted on 03/07/2011 9:46:44 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: RikaStrom

Yep, here’s the FR theread from about a month ago:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2670119/posts


32 posted on 03/07/2011 9:49:42 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: KansasGirl
Thirty years is enough. There are a lot of things that can happen to Mr. Van der Sloot while he's in prison for murder. I wouldn't give him more than a year in the general prison population. Right now, Van der Sloot is in solitary confinement and away from the other prisoners. If you put him in with them, he's not got a prayer.
33 posted on 03/07/2011 10:23:49 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Psalm 144

“Van der Sloot is toast, and daddy can’t protect him over there.”

Daddy died a year or so ago.


34 posted on 03/07/2011 10:26:33 AM PST by miele man
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To: Farmer Dean

“Some lawyer has to do it or there wouldn’t be a trial.”

If there were no defense lawyers we’d have a police state.

I love the police but absolute power corrupts absolutely.

I am glad we have defense lawyers.


35 posted on 03/07/2011 10:50:38 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: La Lydia

So he did do it didn’t he.

Crime of passion?

How about a death penalty with passion then.


36 posted on 03/07/2011 10:58:11 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
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To: wideawake

Does Peru have the death penalty?


37 posted on 03/07/2011 11:19:15 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Psalm 144

Daddy is dead. He died in Feb of 2010.


38 posted on 03/07/2011 11:30:16 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Psalm 144
I had heard that his father had advised him in the Holloway case, without a body they have no case. There were two trains of speculation going on: 1.She was weighed and dumped in the ocean miles off shore. 2. She was sold into White slavery.

At any rate she is dead by now, bercause, probably 6 months is the longest she would have lasted in a South American whorehouse before being eaten up with veneral disease. As far as the Peruivan girl goes, it was said that she was beaten so badly, that she was not recognizable.

My personal opinion is, nothing bad can happen to him. Whatever he has done to him will not be enough.

39 posted on 03/07/2011 12:33:37 PM PST by sport
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To: La Lydia

The Peruvians hunger for more tabloid drama.....besides there might be a lull in gruesome automobile accidents but they’ll still have Van der Sloot


40 posted on 03/07/2011 12:53:39 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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