It took Peruvian authorities over a year, but they finally charged Joran Van Der Sloot with the murder of Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room last May. Talk about a long time coming. Apparently Joran is ready to plead guilty to the crime which would normally keep him in jail for 30 years and a payment of $73,000 to the victim's family. Really? Is that all a person is worth there? Sad. Anyway, Joran's lawyer thinks he can get the sentence reduced to not much time at all in jail which means that Joran would be free to do this again.
Oh, and remember how Joran was caught in Chile? Well, the three men who helped him get there will probably spend longer in jail than Joran. They face 5 years in jail each but probably don't have lawyers who are as powerful as Joran's lawyer.
The trial for Joran is set for September 12th and will be televised. Make your plans now.