'Joran has girlfriend'

9th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Murder suspect Joran van der Sloot reportedly has a girl friend who regularly visits him in prison.

The father of Van der Sloot’s victim Stephany Flores has told Radio Netherlands Worldwide that “We know this girl has been seeing him for several weeks now”. Mr Flores says she is an employee at the casino where Joran met Stephany. The young woman reportedly helps Joran with all kinds of day-to-day affairs. She was at his side the whole time during Wednesday’s court hearing.

The hearing was the first time Ricardo Flores came eye-to-eye with Joran van der Sloot, who is accused of killing Stephany Flores more than a year ago. Mr Flores said he could not stand being in the same room with the suspect. “I had to leave the room, I could not stand it” Mr Flores said.

The trial was adjourned because Mr van der Sloot still had not been assigned an interpreter and because of the resignation of his attorney Máximo Altez. However, during the hearing Mr Van der Sloot, who lived on the island of Aruba for years, was able to address the court in fluent Spanish.

Mr Flores refuses to believe that Máximo Altez has actually resigned as Joran van der Sloot’s attorney. He believes it is all part of the lawyer’s strategy. According to the victim’s father, the young Dutchman looked well-fed. He is reportedly running a small business in prison. Mr Flores’ attorney says it’s probably a snacks and soft drinks stand.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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