- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 3, 2014

Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot, the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, will marry his pregnant Peruvian girlfriend on Friday in prison where he is serving a 28-year sentence for the murder of a female student.

The 26-year-old convict will marry Leidy Figueroa, 24, at Piedras Gordas penitentiary in Lima in a small ceremony, his attorney said Thursday, Reuters reported.

The two reportedly met while Miss Figueroa was working in the prison selling candies and cigarettes. She is expecting to give birth in September.

Van der Sloot pled guilty to the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Peruvian student Stephany Flores after meeting her in a casino.

Despite being a primary suspect, Van der Sloot has denied any involvement in the disappearance of 18-year-old Holloway, whose body has never been found after she vanished during a high school graduation trip.

Peru has said it will extradite Van der Sloot to the United States for questioning about the Holloway case but only after he finishes his jail term, Reuters reported.

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