World News Wednesday: Guess Who’s Having A Prison Wedding

Very soon one will be able to add the title “husband” and “father” to that of “convicted murderer” as Joran Van Der Sloot is set to marry his 5-months pregnant fiancée Leydi Carol Figueroa Uceda on May 22nd, according to CBS News. It appears that “things are shaping up nicely for the civil marriage.

Van Der Sloot attained international notoriety after emerging as the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, for which he was arrested more than once but somehow managed to escape prosecution, despite some pretty damning circumstantial evidence and a hidden camera interview for Dutch TV in which he pretty much admits to being responsible for her disappearance.

Five years later to the day of Holloway’s disappearance Van Der Sloot beat Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez, to death in his hotel room in Lima, Peru, apparently because she was on his laptop discovering who he really was. This time the evidence against him was overwhelming, and he confessed, and was subsequently convicted and sentenced to 28 years in prison.

In an exclusive interview with CBS’s Crimesider Figuroa Uceda revealed that she met Van Der Sloot when she went with her cousin to visit another inmate, and that the inmate “acted as a matchmaker for Figueroa and van der Sloot, and since then Figueroa has been visiting the prison twice a week. She says she always brings home-cooked meals to her husband-to-be.”

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  • Mackeba Lee Gustave

    Wait, so it’s his baby? They are allowing him conjugal visits in prison even before marriage? What kind of prison is this?

    • Valerie Dawber Cloud

      They should not be allowing conjugal visits in prison regardless of their marital status.

    • Lucille

      Unbelievable. And who will provide for this child? Unfortunate for that child to be born into that. So sad.

  • Cynthia Clark

    She better watch herself. If he gets out he will kill someone else and likely her if she makes him mad.

  • Wait he gets to have sex AND have home cooked meals?! I didn’t know prisoners had it so good. SMH!

  • eli

    Every monster has his eva braun…

  • Valerie Dawber Cloud

    I think he escaped prosecution, not persecution, for the death of Natalie Holloway.

  • Katelyn Jacobsen

    wow a stupid women what the hell is wrong with you I feel so sorry for that baby

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  • Lucille

    Who the f… would want any part of him. Wow.

  • judyyoungman

    Why is he allowed conjugal visits? He killed 2 women! Poor child has little chance of being good, normal person.