Love is a complicated thing. The most complicated thing, even. Montagues fall in love with Capulets. Americans fall in love with Australians. And no matter how morally depraved and heinous his crimes, there always seems to be some woman who will marry a convicted murderer. Take Leydi Figueroa Uceda, a Peruvian woman who has been engaged to Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch man who allegedly killed teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005, since last year. Not only are these two engaged, but Uceda is now five months’ pregnant with their child. Keep reading »
Never mind that Joran van der Sloot is behind bars for the 2010 murder of PeruvianStephany Flores, who was 21 years old at the time of her death, or that he’s still wanted in the U.S. in connection with the 2005 disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway in Aruba. You didn’t think a little 28-year prison sentence could actually keep the convicted killer Joran van der Sloot out of trouble, didja? Nah. Van der Sloot STILL managed to have an ”unsupervised” visitwith a woman recently.
How unsupervised? Unsupervised enough forvan der Sloot to get the woman pregnant, apparently. Indeed, both van der Sloot and his lawyer,Maximo Altes, have confirmed the pregnancy (which is past its third month), though the mom-to-be has been identified only as “Leidi.” Um, congrats? Hallmark doesn’t exactly make a greeting card for this one: “Best wishes to you and your convicted killer baby daddy on your bun in the oven.” Read more…
I got a little nauseous when I read about single women throwing themselves at alleged killer Joran van der Sloot. Marriage proposals? For a murderer? WTF? But apparently, murderers have always had a certain cache with the ladies, according to author Sheila Isenberg. In her book Women Who Love Men Who Kill, she explored the twisted psychology behind the attraction. Keep reading »
Who wants to marry an accused serial killer? Joran van der Sloot, 22, who has been charged with killing a young Peruvian woman in her hotel room, told De Telegraaf newspaper that he has received several marriage proposals. “One of them even wants me to get her pregnant,” he said. Ladies, really, get some standards!
Granted, van der Sloot is as reliable as a ripped condom: he has admitted, and then retracted, confessions linking him to the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, a teenager on vacation in Aruba. Van der Sloot also told police he killed Stephany Flores, 21, but later retracted his confession. But I guess he is rather attractive in that probably-a-murderer kind of way? I’m kidding. [New York Post] Keep reading »
In a Joran van der Sloot total shocker, the 22-year-old has retracted the confession he gave to police in Peru about killing Stephany Flores. And when I say “shocker,” I mean that it was totally expected as it’s the exact same thing he did in the Holloway case—confess and then deny. A reporter from the Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, interviewed van der Sloot in his prison cell. “I was tricked,” van der Sloot said about the confession he gave. “I was very scared and confused during the interrogations and wanted to get away. In my blind panic, I signed everything, but didn’t even know what it said.” [NY Post] Keep reading »
“He was amazing. He was romantic. … [Our relationship] was very playful, very honest. We could sit and talk for hours. We liked looking into each other’s eyes. … I told him I liked red Skittles, and what he did was he made this vase at school, went and bought a lot of Skittles packets, he took all the red ones out, and as a present I got a vase full of red Skittles. He did things like that he was real thoughtful. [But] he would lie for no apparent reason at all, and if you caught him at it, he would double down and be even more serious about the story.”
—Melody Granadillo tells “20/20″ about her “Prince Charming,” ex-boyfriend Joran van der Sloot, whom she fell for in 2003. He’s now in prison in Peru after confessing to the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez and is still the leading suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway [NY Post] Keep reading »