'Joran van der Sloot receives assistance from US woman'

8th November 2011, Comments 9 comments

Dutch murder suspect Joran van der Sloot is receiving ‘humanitarian assistance’ from US citizen Mary Hamer.

His lawyer Máximo Altez has told the ANP news agency that “she sends him toilet articles, vitamins and medicines. Joran is being held in a Peru prison on suspicion of murdering Peruvian Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room on 30 May 2010.

Mr Altez says he is acquainted with Mary Hamer, who lives in Miami. He said he did not know whether she is sending Van der Sloot money. Ms Hamer made headlines last month as Van der Sloot’s ‘rich aunt’. In an interview with Dutch current affairs programme EenVandaag, Ms Hamer said she gives Van der Sloot money to help him pay his legal fees.

Van der Sloot has been remanded in custody in the Castro Castro Prison in Lima since mid June 2010. He is due to be released in mid December to await his trial outside prison, but the Public Prosecutors’ Office can apply for an extension of his remand.

In the interview Ms Hamer said she did not feel manipulated by Van der Sloot, who has a reputation for manipulative behaviour. “He is a skilled negotiator, but knows when to stop.” She also said that Van der Sloot is genuinely concerned about the family of his alleged victim Stephany Flores.

Joran van der Sloot is also accused of being involved in the disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba on May 30 2005 but was never convicted due to a lack of evidence.

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9 Comments To This Article

  • Benson posted:

    on 30th November 2011, 02:17:57 - Reply

    Joran is the sweetest, kindest, most gentle man, you will ever meet. Did any of you know, he has a creative side and is very caring about the arts and creative writing? I believe is he just misunderstood and I find it likely he was framed in both these murder cases. Besides, don't woman like these "bad-boy" types? Falling all over each other, to date them?
  • osita

    on 11th November 2011, 19:15:59 - Reply

    Another delusional female, who thinks that she can 'turn' the savage killer into a meek lamb, because he just didn't meet the right woman yet.

    He met two of the right kind of women, ie They were in the right place at the wrong time. He's admitted causing the death of the second woman. He's a compulsive liar and NO, that is NOT because he didn't meet you/Mrs Right yet. It's because he is a psychopath and I hope and pray they hand him over to the US courts (pref. Texas) with a switched-on prosecutor.

    He deserves all the same kindness he showed to those two poor girls.

    Mary Hamer - get over him: you're far too old to be acting so dumb: he's not looking at your face, all he sees in you is your large bank balance.
  • amanda posted:

    on 9th November 2011, 22:14:18 - Reply

    Know him personally Deborah?, did you watch the exposure of him by Peter er de vries? showing the revolting scumbag in all his true colours, I would prefer to think your comment was placed because you are a sad lonely person looking for attention from behind your keyboard, because if you are serious, then you need help woman! you are a danger to yourself.
  • Deboring me posted:

    on 9th November 2011, 11:45:14 - Reply

    Hey Deborah, what do u do for fun on your days off? Walk the streets looking for violent men to pick up for that one date with destiny where you take them to your apartment then they tie you up, punch your face til all your teeth have fallen out then cut your body parts off and watch all your blood drip out and then sodomize what's left of you?
  • Deborah Sletten posted:

    on 9th November 2011, 02:41:54 - Reply

    Joran is a beautiful man. He deserves kindness.
  • Deborah Sletten posted:

    on 9th November 2011, 02:41:54 - Reply

    Joran is a beautiful man. He deserves kindness.
  • oldcoco posted:

    on 8th November 2011, 18:35:08 - Reply

    A woman who knows how to get her name in the news? Next she will
    be on some talk show? Maybe Dr. Phil can help her with her fantasy
    about a killer?
  • YourGuess posted:

    on 8th November 2011, 11:01:28 - Reply

    Sounds like someone believes he's innocent, she could have had a man she married who died in the gas chamber and feels drawn to help another condemned citizen.
  • Geoff Naylor posted:

    on 8th November 2011, 11:01:12 - Reply

    It's a shame that this woman can't find anything worthwhile to do with her time and money. Van der Sloot certainly doesn't deserve any sympathy or support.
    I'd say to Ms Hamer: Get a life...