Van der Sloot lawyer quits

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The Peruvian lawyer defending Dutch murder suspect Joran van der Sloot is no longer willing to defend his client.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that Máximo Altez has been at odds with Joran van der Sloot for quite some time. The Dutchman is awaiting his trial on charges of killing Stephany Flores, the daughter of a well-known Peruvian businessman.

Joran van der Sloot and his lawyer don’t see eye to eya on a number of issues, including the appropriate defence strategy. There have reportedly alos been disputes over the payment of bills. Altez’ decision to quite comes on the eve of the first pro-forma hearing in the Stephamy Flores case. One year ago she was found dead in a Lima hotel room rented in Joran van der Sloot’s name

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