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June 23rd, 2010
11:23 AM ET

Judge to rule on legality of keeping van der Sloot in jail

CNN Wire Staff
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A judge is expected to decide Wednesday on the legality of Joran van der Sloot's incarceration, his lawyer said.

If the ruling is unfavorable to the murder suspect, attorney Maximo Altez said he is prepared to appeal to the highest court.

Peruvian authorities have charged van der Sloot with murder in the death of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. He also is the lead suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

Van der Sloot was arrested twice in connection with Holloway's disappearance but was never charged because of lack of evidence.

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  1. duncan cundle

    i can not understand how this creep is getting away with making all these statements that turn out to be nothing lies is not thrown in jail till he tells the truth. if he does not tell the truth leave him in jail to rot like he should do

    June 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  2. mick

    This is totally absurd, this loser has shown that he is a threat to society. This should never become a story of his rights. His rights should have been taken away on the Holloway case. If this judge lets him out of jail, then maybe this loser should stay at the judges place with his family, until another court date has been assigned.

    June 23, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
  3. leshan,louisvill,e ky

    i think he should mysteriously come up missing.

    June 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  4. Stephanie Hemingway

    Wait a minute!!! Is some body about to let this dangerous man out into the streets? What effrontery!!!There is an enormous cloud of suspicion over him in the Natalie Holloway case and then in the Flores murder the evidence against him seems quite conclusive. He needs to remain locked up and awaiting his trial.

    June 23, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  5. Joe Cool

    Well this time the Van Der Slime will not have daddy around to say ¨no body no crime¨ It is incredible that the Peruvian authorities are letting this guy run the show. His defense attorney is a real piece of work!

    June 23, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  6. Donna Freeman

    Hopefully Peru won't get all Aruba on us and keep Joran locked up where he belongs/

    June 23, 2010 at 11:33 am |

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