Victim's family want life for Joran van der Sloot

15th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

The family of Peruvian woman Stephany Flores who was murdered in a hotel room in Lima are demanding a life sentence for Joran van der Sloot who is accused of her murder reports Peruvian newspaper El Comercio.

The family say there is clear evidence that robbery was the motive for the murder and not as van der Sloot's defence claims an outburst of emotion. Earlier this month a Dutch friend of Van der Sloot said he asked him for money via an internet messaging system. He says he was broke and desparate. If robbery is the motive behind the killing of Stephany Flores, Van der Sloot could face a life sentence under Peruvian law.

Stephany's father Ricardo Flores told the press that he wants to put an end to the facilities which are at Van der Sloot's disposal in prison. He says the Dutchman is running a shop in sweets and cold drinks in prison and he also recieves visits outside visiting hours.

Joran van der Sloot is also the prime suspect in the disappearance in 2005 of US teenager Natalee Holloway, who is presumed dead.

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