Van Der Sloot went to court on Friday and pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores, whom he met in a Lima casino.
According to Fox
, Van Der Sloot was also fined around $74,000. Flores was murdered exactly five years to the day of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance in Aruba.
According to USA Today
, Van Der Sloot could be eligible to be freed in 2038. This is because the court took into consideration the time that he has already spent in a Peruvian jail.
According to ABC
, Sloot’s lawyer argued that his client killed Flores in a fit of rage that was related to psychological trauma from being the main suspect in Holloway’s disappearance.
The prosecution was seeking a 30-year sentence for theft and first degree murder. Prosecutors say that Van Der Sloot stole around $200 in cash, as well as credit cards from Flores. Prosecutors also say that Van Der Sloot made his initial getaway in Flores’ vehicle but ended up leaving her car in another part of Lima.