Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot hurt in Peru prison fight

Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch citizen who earned international notoriety for confessing to the long-unsolved 2005 murder of 18-year-old American Natalee Holloway, was hurt last week during a struggle in a Peruvian prison, according to The New York Post.

According to the report, Van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year murder sentence in the Netherlands for killing his ex-girlfriend Stefany Flores Ramirez in 2010, was attacked by two convicts.

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot hurt in Peru prison fight

Officials from Peru’s National Penitentiary Institute said van der Sloot will not face sanctions because he did not start the brawl.

“A lot of people want him dead,” an NPI official told the newspaper.

He reportedly sustained bruises and lacerations during the altercation and was eventually released to the general population of Challapalca Prison.

An attorney for van der Sloot had previously complained about circumstances within the facility in the Andes mountains, calling it “the worst prison in the world.”

Van der Sloot acknowledged killing Holloway last year, nearly two decades after the youngster went missing while on a class trip to Aruba.

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot hurt in Peru prison fight

The disclosure came while pleading guilty in the United States to attempting to extort Holloway’s mother for money in exchange for information on where the Alabama teen’s remains could be located.

Van der Sloot was sentenced to 20 years in jail in the United States for extortion and wire fraud, which ran concurrently with his charges in Peru.

Holloway was last seen leaving a bar in 2005 with van der Sloot, who was then a student at Aruba’s international school.

According to Holloway’s mother, he admitted to killing the youngster with a cinderblock after she rebuffed his sexual advances. He is set for release from prison in 2045.

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