Joran Van der Sloot received a 28 year prison sentence after pleading guilty to the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores in Lima, Peru, in 2010.
Van der Sloot, 24, had long been suspected in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, who mysteriously vanished while on vacation in Aruba in 2005. Van der Sloot denied any involvement in her disappearance and was never charged in connection with the case. He was secretly taped by hidden cameras admitting that he did kill Holloway for a Dutch television program in 2008.
Van der Sloot plead guilty to murdering Stephany Flores after meeting her at a casino in Lima, Peru, where he was participating in an international poker tournament. The murder took place exactly five years to the day of Holloway's disappearance. Van der Sloot was quickly apprehended after the murder trying to escape Peru by entering neighboring Chile.
Sweating profusely and displaying little emotion, Van der Sloot hung his head as the lengthy list of charges against him were read in court. The Dutch native's lawyers had hoped a guilty plea would help give him a lighter sentence, but the Peruvian judge presiding over the case had other plans. The judge ordered him to serve 28 years of a maximum 30-year-sentence, doing hard time in a Peruvian prison.