Van der Sloot charged
LIMA, Peru – A Peruvian judge yesterday ordered Joran van der Sloot jailed on charges of first-degree murder and robbery in the killing of a 21-year-old Lima woman, determining he acted with “ferocity and great cruelty”.
Lima Superior Court Judge Juan Buendia issued the order before dawn and the 22-year-old suspect was first taken with other prisoners in an armoured truck to Lima’s judicial palace, then alone to an eastern Lima prison where he will have his own cell in a segregated block.
Police manhandled van der Sloot as they ushered him quickly out of the truck and into the judicial palace, a scarf around his neck and his hands cuffed behind him. Two officers pushed his head down.
“Disgrace!” and “Murderer!” angry onlookers yelled as van der Sloot was taken from the prosecutor’s office. (AP)