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Joran van der Sloot expected to plead guilty in Natalee Holloway extortion case

Holloway went lacking throughout a highschool commencement journey with classmates to Aruba.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Court docket information filed Friday point out Joran van der Sloot, the chief suspect in Natalee Holloway’s 2005 disappearance, intends to plead responsible in a federal case accusing him of attempting to extort cash from the lacking teen’s mom.

A federal choose set an Oct. 18 plea and sentencing listening to for van der Sloot in Birmingham, Alabama. He had beforehand entered a plea of not responsible within the case.

Emails despatched to van der Sloot’s legal professional and a spokeswoman for federal prosecutors weren’t instantly returned Friday night

Van der Sloot was extradited to Alabama from Peru, the place he’s serving a 28-year sentence after confessing to killing a Peruvian girl in 2010.

Holloway went lacking throughout a highschool commencement journey with classmates to Aruba. The Alabama teen was final seen leaving a bar with van der Sloot, a scholar at a world college on the island. The mysterious disappearance sparked years of stories protection and numerous true-crime podcasts. Van der Sloot was recognized as a major suspect and was detained for questioning however no prices had been filed within the case.

A choose declared Holloway useless however her physique has by no means been discovered.

U.S. prosecutors say that in 2010, van der Sloot sought cash from Beth Holloway to reveal the placement of her daughter’s physique. A grand jury indicted him that 12 months.

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