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  • 5 July 2014, 5:00

Killer Joran Van Der Sloot Weds Pregnant Lover

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot has married his pregnant girlfriend in a maximum security prison in Lima, Peru.

The Dutchman, 26, wed Leidy Figueroa, who is from the local area.

Van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, a business student from Lima who he met in a casino.

He is also the chief suspect in the death of US teenager Natalee Holloway who went missing in Aruba in 2005.

She disappeared five years to the day before Van der Sloot killed his Peruvian victim.

His lawyer Maximo Altez said none of the killer's relatives attended the wedding ceremony.

He said: "It was a very simple ceremony. They made their respective vows, they signed the documents and that is all."

Van der Sloot met Ms Figueroa while she was selling goods inside the prison, Mr Altez said.

The Dutchman is said to have presented his new bride with a picture of a woman in a red dress standing on a beach, which he had painted as a wedding gift.

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