Suspect in Holloway murder arrives in U.S. (includes video story)

Joran van der Sloot, 35, arrived in Alabama this morning from Peru to face extortion and wire fraud charges related to the 2005 disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway.

He was already serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramírez.

Holloway was on her high school graduation trip in Aruba when she went out to a nightclub. She was last seen leaving the nightclub with three men, including Van der Sloot. Holloway’s body was never found, and no one was charged with her death.

According to Van der Sloot’s attorney, he received cuts to his fingers, along with some bruising, after a fight during visitation hours when he was held in the Peruvian prison.

Javier Llaque Moya, president of Peru’s National Penitentiary Institute, emphasized that nothing would get in the way of this extradition.

“Everything is ready for him to be handed over, we have him safe, which is what the U.S. authority requested, that he would be in good health,” said Llaque Moya. “That is how we will keep him until [June] 8, we guarantee that.”

The Dutch national did not resist his transfer to the U.S. after writing a statement to his attorney that read, “I want to go to the U.S.”

Van der Sloot arrived in Alabama yesterday.

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