Joran van der Sloot faces 30 years for Peruvian murder

Dutchman Joran van der Sloot faces 30 years in jail if found guilty of murdering a young Peruvian woman last year.

The public prosecution department in Lima has told Van der Sloot’s lawyer he will press for 30 years, the Telegraaf reports. The investigation into the murder of Stephany Flores has now been completed, the paper said.
The maximum sentence for murder in Peru is 20 years, but this can be increased for particularly savage crimes. Van der Sloot is also accused of stealing the young woman´s money, laptop and car, allowing prosecutors to aim for 30 years.
Van de Sloot has twice been arrested and released on suspicion of involvement in the disappearance of American school girl Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba nearly six years ago.

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