Convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot is now a father.

Van der sloot is currently serving a 28-year-sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores , who he beat to death in a hotel room in Lima, Peru. In 2014, while jailed for that crime, van der Sloot married Leidy Figueroa, who was pregnant at the time of their marriage. She has now given birth to his first child.


The name of the baby girl is Dushy which was the name of van der Sloot's grandmother, according to the Associated Press:

Van der Sloot married 24-year-old Leidy Figueroa in July. A month later, authorities sent him to a prison high in the Andes, saying he had threatened to kill the warden of the lockup near Lima.

Van der Sloot is still a chief suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway. He will be extradited to the United States in 2038, to face charges he extorted money from her family by offering false leads. Many speculated back in May, van der Sloot's marriage was a legal tactic to help him avoid extradition.

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