Joran van der Sloot is a Dutch murderer, convicted in the 2010 killing of Stephany Flores Ramírez in Lima, Peru. Read on as we discuss details of Joran van der Sloot’s wife, Leydi Figueroa Uceda to know if they are still together.
Who is Joran van der Sloot?
Joran van der Sloot was born in the Dutch city of Arnhem, one of three sons to Paulus van der Sloot (1952–2010), a lawyer, and Anita van der Sloot-Hugen, an art teacher. In 1990, his family moved from Arnhem to Aruba, where he was an honour student at the International School of Aruba.
Van der Sloot was a star football and tennis athlete at the school, competing in doubles tennis with his father at the Moët et ChandonAnniversary Cup in 2005 and hoped to play for Saint Leo University.Van der Sloot’s mother said he was an habitual liar and had a tendency to sneak out of the house at night to go to casinos.
In February 2021, Van der Sloot was convicted of drug trafficking while serving his sentence in Challapalca Prison in Juliaca. He had set up a cocaine trafficking operation inside the prison, where a family member of a fellow detainee used sugar beets to smuggle cocaine into the prison in August 2020. Van der Sloot proceeded to deal the cocaine inside the prison, as well as setting up a trafficking network by forwarding packages of cocaine from the prison to other destinations abroad. He was eventually found out by prison officials.
Joran van der Sloot’s muder of Stephany Flores
On 30 May 2010 ,Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez, 21, died at the Hotel TAC, in the Miraflores District of Lima. On 2 June, a hotel employee found her beaten body in room 309, which had been registered in Van der Sloot’s name. He had departed from the hotel without returning the room key and left the television turned on. A tennis racquet, identified by the coroner as a possible homicide weapon, was recovered from the room.
On 7 June 2010, Van der Sloot reportedly confessed to killing Flores, following hours of interrogation. He had initially proclaimed his innocence. According to an expert in Peruvian law, the confession fit a defence strategy of trying to get the charge reduced to manslaughter, which is punishable by six to twenty years in prison, while a conviction for murder could result in up to 35 years’ imprisonment. The prosecution was seeking a sentence of 30 years.
hotel guest and an employee came forward to say they saw Van der Sloot and the victim entering the hotel room together, and the police obtained video of the two playing cards at the same table the night before at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima. Van der Sloot had entered Peru via Colombia on 14 May 2010 to attend the Latin American Poker Tour.
Flores was a business student who was less than a year from graduation at the University of Lima. She was the daughter of Ricardo Flores, a former president of the Peruvian Automobile Club and winner of the “Caminos del Inca” rally in 1991. A prominent businessman and entertainment organizer, he ran for vice president in 2001 and for president five years later on fringe tickets.
Who is Joran van der Sloot’s wife?
Joran van der Sloot got married to Leidy Figueroa Uceda on 4 July 2014, a Peruvian woman whom he met while she was selling goods inside the prison. She was seven months pregnant with his child at the time. On 28 September 2014, Leidy Figueroa Uceda gave birth to their first and only child in Peru.