Peru Court Sentences Van Der Sloot to 28 Years
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A Peruvian court sentences Joran van der Sloot to 28 years in prison for the murder of a young woman he met at a Lima casino, even as the family of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway sought to have him prosecuted in the U.S. (Jan. 13)

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[Notes:AP file]IT IS 28 YEARS IN PRISON FOR JORAN VAN DER SLOOT ... FOR MURDERING A YOUNG WOMAN HE MET IN A PERUVIAN CASINO.VAN DER SLOOT IS ALSO THE PRIME SUSPECT IN THE DISAPPEARANCE OF AMERICAN TEENAGER NATALEE HOLLOWAY IN ARUBA.HER FAMILY STILL WANTS HIM PROSECUTED FOR WHAT THEY SAY IS HIS ROLE IN HOLLOWAY'S VANISHING ... IN 2005.IN PERU ... THE YOUNG DUTCHMAN MUST ALSO PAY $75,000 TO THE FAMILY OF HIS 21-YEAR-OLD VICTIM, STEPHANY FLORES.THE PROSECUTION HAD SOUGHT A 30-YEAR SENTENCE FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND THEFT.VAN DER SLOOT CONFESSED TO THE PERU KILLING ... TELLING POLICE HE BECAME ENRAGED WHEN FLORES DISCOVERED HIS CONNECTION TO THE HOLLOWAY CASE ON A LAPTOP.THE SENTENCE COMES AS A JUDGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA ... DECLARED NATALEE HOLLOWAY LEGALLY DEAD.LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP, AP file-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): --------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: Peru-Van der Sloot, 6th