Yoran van der Sloat is released from Chalaparka Prison in Tacna, Peru, and heads to another prison in Lima.
A superior court in Lima, Peru, ordered Joran van der Sloat, the principal culprit in the 2005 disappearance of teenage girl Natalie Holloway in Alabama on Thursday, according to a statement released on social media on Tuesday. ordered to be handed over to an FBI agent.
“With this resolution, the judge has completed the extradition (negative extradition) proceedings for Joran van der Sloat, who is to be indicted in the United States on charges of extortion and fraud against Elizabeth Ann Holloway,” the statement concluded. there is .
The announcement came a day after van der Sloot’s attorney filed a habeas corpus against his client’s temporary transfer from a Peruvian prison to the United States. According to court documents dated June 5, Joran van der Sloat’s lawyer Maximo Artes said the transfer should be called off because it had not been officially notified.
The petition appears to contradict Altez’s previous statements. On May 30, he told CNN Spanish that the client has agreed to the transfer and does not plan to file a habeas corpus. “I want to go to America,” van der Sloat told Altez in a letter.
CNN has reached out to Altez for further comment.
Van der Sloat is currently being held at Ancon 1 Prison in Peru and will be handed over to US authorities later this week.
He was convicted of killing Stephanie Flores, 21, in a hotel room in Lima in 2012 and was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
In the United States, Holloway was indicted on federal charges of extortion and wire fraud in 2010 after extorting money from Holloway’s mother by providing false information about her daughter’s disappearance.
Peru initially agreed to extradite van der Sloat to the United States to face these charges only after he served his sentence for murder. But last month, the country reversed course and agreed to temporarily extradite him to the United States and then extradite him to Peru on charges of extortion and wire fraud, the country’s judiciary said.
Justice Minister Daniel Maurate said Peru “agreed to the temporary migration to the United States of Mr. van der Sloot because he was convicted here and has to serve time here.” Stated. “But the United States needs him to stand trial, and the authorities say if he doesn’t come to trial sooner, the case against him may be dropped because the witnesses are old. said to
Holloway was last seen alive 18 years ago when he walked out of an Aruba nightclub with Van der Sloat and two other men.
Police in Aruba arrested and released Van der Sloot, brothers Deepak Karpoe and Satish Karpoe multiple times in 2005 and 2007 in connection with Ms Holloway’s disappearance. The men’s lawyers pleaded not guilty throughout the investigation.
In December 2007, the Aruba Public Prosecutor’s Office announced that none of the three would be prosecuted and dropped the case for lack of evidence.
Holloway’s body has never been found. An Alabama judge signed an order in 2012 declaring her legally dead. Currently, no one has been charged in her death.