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Suspect In Natalee Holloway Disappearance Joran Van der Sloot Stabbed In Peruvian Prison

November 4, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Suspect In Natalee Holloway Disappearance Joran Van der Sloot Stabbed In Peruvian Prison Image courtesy of wltx.com

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According to the wife of Joran van der Sloot, he was “seriously injured” in a stabbing, which occurred in a Peruvian prison where he is serving his sentence for murder, however, top prison officials are saying her claims are false, according to reports.

Leidy Figueroa, the Dutch convict’s wife, told RTL, a newsgroup in the Netherlands that is also a CNN affiliate, that van der Sloot was stabbed twice.

According to RTL, She further claimed that after visiting him Sunday at the maximum-security Miguel Castro Castro Prison, where he is serving a 28-year sentence, she smuggled his bloody polo shirt out of the facility.

Van der sloot was stabbed in the shoulder and in the waist, and both wounds were about 2 centimeters (three-quarters of an inch) deep, she said.

Jose Perez Guadalupe, director of Peru’s National Penitentiary Institute, who oversees the country’s prisons, told a 24-hour television station that Figueroa’s allegations were untrue and went on to call her a “compulsive liar.”

He continued with the verbal assault on Figueroa, telling Peru’s Channel N, “For starters, no woman in her right mind goes to a maximum-security prison and marries the biggest killer there.”

Van der Sloot was convicted in 2012 of the murder of Stephany Flores. He has also been linked to the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, who vanished without a trace in Aruba in 2005.

Stephany Flores (left) and Natalle Holloway (right) - Image courtesy of nypost

Stephany Flores (left) and Natalle Holloway (right) – Image courtesy of nypost

Earlier this year, Van Der Sloot married Figueroa at the notorious Lima, Peru, prison where he’s an inmate.

Van der Sloot is also expected to become a father in September when the Peruvian woman gives birth to their child, lawyer Maximo Altez told CNN in July.

Once Van der Sloot is eligible for release he’s expected to be extradited to the United States to face charges related to the Holloway case.

The Alabama 18-year-old was last seen leaving an Aruba nightclub in 2005 with van der Sloot and two other men.

Van der Sloot was indicted on federal charges of extortion and wire fraud after American authorities accused him of extorting money from Holloway’s mother by offering bogus information about her daughter’s disappearance.

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