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  • 15 May 2014, 16:05

Natalee Holloway Suspect To Become A Father

The main suspect in the disappearance of an American teenager, who is serving a 28-year sentence for the murder of another woman, is to become a father.

Joran van der Sloot will wed his Peruvian fiance, who is five months' pregnant with a boy his lawyer Maximo Altez told the Associated Press news agency.

The 26-year-old Dutchman and 22-year-old Leydi Figueroa Uceda met while she was selling goods inside Lima's Piedras Gordas prison.

He is there for killing 21-year-old student Stephany Flores, who he bludgeoned to death after meeting her in a casino.

He also remains the chief suspect in the disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway.

The 18-year-old vanished during a high school graduation trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba in 2005.

She was last seen leaving a bar with Van der Sloot, a Dutch national, who lived there at the time.

When Van der Sloot has completed his sentence, he will be extradited to the US to answer allegations he extorted and defrauded Ms Holloway's mother.

Prosecutors allege Van der Sloot accepted $25,000 (15,000) in cash from the family in exchange for a promise to lead a lawyer to her body in early 2010, just before he went to Peru.

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