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That could include being extradited to the United States to stand trial there once he’s been sentenced in Peru.

In a statement issued Wednesday, Mr. Kelly said that after van der Sloot is sentenced, “we anticipate that U.S. authorities will move quickly to bring him to Alabama to face pending federal charges, and to answer for his past conduct in Aruba.”

Peru’s Foreign Ministry says it has no U.S. extradition request for van der Sloot.

U.S. authorities have requested his arrest through Interpol, “should he be released on the charges there,” so he could be brought to Alabama for trial, said Peggy Sanford, a spokeswoman the U.S. attorney’s office in Birmingham, Ala.

No members of van der Sloot’s family have attended the trial.

His lawyer said his client’s mother, Anita, did not want the media attention. The defendant’s father, a prominent lawyer, died of a heart attack at age 57 in February 2010.

Associated Press writers Carla Salazar, Martin Villena and Franklin Briceno contributed to this report.