Joran Van der Sloot and Leidy Figeroa are married. Fox News is reporting today that Joran Van der Sloot, convicted in the murder of a Peruvian woman, has married Leydi Carol Figueroa Uceda, his long-time prison girlfriend. Figueroa-Uceda, who is seven months pregnant, fell in love with the convicted murderer while he was in prison.
Cameras were not allowed inside to videotape the prison wedding which was held at the Gordas-Ancon Penitentiary facility in Lima, where Van der Sloot is serving 28 years for the death of Stephany Flores. Sources say, Joran Van der Sloot couldn't be happier.The 24-year-old Peruvian bride was accompanied by her mother to the prison. They arrived in a Black SUV, and the bride was wearing all white, according to El Comercio.
The two exchanged vows as Van der Sloot told his new bride that he can't wait to marry her for a second time upon his release. Bride Leidy Figuero was said to be overcome with joy hearing those words. Figuero's wedding reception was held at her home in San Juan de Lurigancho, where she danced to Salsa and celebrated with friends and family totaling around 50 people, according to El Comercio, one of Peru's largest newspapers.
Joran Van der Sloot, who inspired the movie "Natalee Holloway," began receiving regular conjugal visits by a woman as early as 2012, according to attorney Maximo Altez. Van der Sloot had originally announced that he was going to be a father in 2012. But sources say that he was not the biological father of that child.
Leidy Figueroa originally met Joran Van der Sloot in prison while she was visiting a family prison who was incarcerated at the time, according to a report by CNN. The Daily Beast reported that Figueroa, whose father runs a prison snack stand, met Van der Sloot while delivering prison treats inside the facility. The two eventually hit it off and became prison lovers.
Of course many people wonder if Figueroa is concerned about her safety considering Van der Sloot's record. One forum poster writes "Leydi had better hope her "lover boy" never gets out of prison. She just might be his third victim. Shame on her for bringing an innocent child into this world with that monster." Leidy's due date is sometime is September. Joran Van der Sloot is expected to be extradited to face charges in another case after his 24-year Peruvian prison term ends.