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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