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Joran Van Der Sloot To Get Married In Prison In Peru

Convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot wants to marry his Peruvian girlfriend while he is in the middle of serving his prison sentence.

Reuters reports that Van der Sloot, 25, is serving his 28-year prison sentence for murdering Stephany Flores, 21, in 2010. Once his sentence has been served, he is set to be sent to the United States where he will face extortion charges from the unsolved vanishing of U.S. citizen Natalee Holloway back in 2005.

Max Altez, the lawyer for Van der Sloot, says that the marriage is happening because he's in love and not a ploy to help Sloot gain permanent residency in Peru, which would make sure he avoids being extradited to the United States when he finishes serving his current prison sentence.

"He is getting married for the simple reason that he is in love and wants to formalize it," Altez said. "No, one thing is not related to the other."

Altez added that Van der Sloot's marriage could be held in the next few weeks.

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