Joran van der Sloot Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison

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Joran van der Sloot will be spending the next 28 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to murdering Stephany Flores this week and was sentenced in Peru today.

The court also ordered him to pay $75,000 in reparations to the family of the 21-year-old victim, who he killed after meeting her at a Lima casino in 2010.

Under Peru's penal system, Van der Sloot could become eligible for parole after serving half of the sentence with good behavior, including work and study.

Prosecutors asked for a 30-year sentence for first-degree murder and theft in the killing of Flores, who died five years to the day after Natalee Holloway.

Holloway, who was last seen with Van der Sloot, disappeared in Aruba and was declared legally dead yesterday. Van der Sloot was the prime suspect.

Van der Sloot's attorney for a lighter sentence because Van der Sloot suffering from PTSD relating to the anniversary of Holloway's disappearance.

On Wednesday, Van der Sloot pleaded "anticipated conclusion of the process," admitting he strangled Flores but denying it was at all premeditated.

According to van der Sloot, he killed Flores in a fit of rage after she discovered information on his laptop about his involvement in the Holloway case.

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