Joran Van der Sloot to fight extradition from Peru
The lawyer for Joran van der Sloot says his client will fight extradition from Peru to the United States, where he is charged with extortion and wire fraud.
LIMA, Peru (AP) - The lawyer for Joran van der Sloot says his client will fight extradition from Peru to the United States, where he is charged with extortion and wire fraud.
The charges are related to the unsolved 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Van der Sloot allegedly accepted $25,000 after promising to lead her mother's lawyer to the body.
Attorney Maximo Altez said after a Peruvian judge informed Van der Sloot of the U.S. extradition request that his client prefers to stay put in Peru, where he could be freed after serving a third of his 28-year sentence for killing a Lima woman he met at a casino.
Altez says that if his client were convicted in the U.S. he wouldn't likely qualify for early parole in Peru.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Thursday, June 8 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-06-08 16:44:50 GMT
A man wanted on charges in a kidnapping and shooting in Alabama is under arrest in New Jersey after a traffic stop. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say an officer pulled over 23-year-old Birmingham...More >>
A man and woman in Alabama have been charged with rape and human trafficking involving a 13-year-old victim. News outlets report 87-year-old Charles Stacey and 66-year-old Mary Daw of Atmore are charged in the case.More >>
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:08 GMT
Authorities say a Georgia police officer responded to the wrong house and shot and injured the homeowner. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Henry County police asked the agency to...More >>
President Donald Trump has announced his picks for the top federal prosecutors in two of Georgia's three U.S. court districts. The White House said in a news release Friday that Trump plans to nominate Byung J. "BJay"...More >>
Thursday, June 8 2017 3:36 AM EDT2017-06-08 07:36:10 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Millsap scored 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks took advantage of Cleveland's fourth-quarter collapse to overcome a 26-point deficit and stun the Cavaliers 126-125More >>
Braves pitcher Jaime Garcia hit a grand slam off previously unbeaten Alex Wood to highlight Atlanta's 12-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Garcia, the subject of trade speculation lately, limited...More >>