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Van der Sloot sentenced to 28 years by Peru court

Joran Van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years in prison by a Peruvian court on Friday.

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Dutch national Joran Van der Sloot is pictured during a hearing at the Lurigancho prison in Lima on January 13, 2012. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

Joran Van der Sloot, a Dutch citizen, was sentenced to 28 years in prison by a Peruvian court on Friday for killing Stephany Flores in Lima in 2010, Reuters reported.

According to the Associated Press, the sentencing came exactly five years after an Alabama girl, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, disappeared after being seen spending time with Van der Sloot in Aruba.  

Van der Sloot apologized on Wednesday for killing Flores, a 21-year-old business student, after meeting her in a Lima casino. He accepted all charges filed against him.  

According to Fox News, Van der Sloot was also fined roughly $74,000 by a three-judge panel in Lima. 

Holloway's family is renewing their effor to bring Van der Sloot into the United States to try him for her 2005 disappearance, AP reported.  

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