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Court convenes to sentence Van der Sloot for murder

Prosecutors have asked for a 30-year sentence for first-degree murder and theft in the killing of Stephany Flores.

By Associated Press / January 13, 2012

Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot (r.) stands with an interpreter before the judges as they begin to read his sentence for murder, in the courtroom of the Lurigancho prison in Lima on Jan. 13.

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LIMA, Peru

A Peruvian court has convened to sentence Joran van der Sloot for the 2010 murder of a young woman he met at a Lima casino.

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Prosecutors have asked for a 30-year sentence for first-degree murder and theft in the killing of Stephany Flores. She died five years to the day after the unsolved disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

The 24-year-old Dutchman remains the prime suspect in the case and Holloway's parents want him extradited to the United States to be tried on related charges.

He pleaded guilty on Wednesday.

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