Joran Van der Sloot charged with First Degree Murder in Peru

Joran Van der Sloot has been formally charged by Peruvian authorities with first degree murder for the killing of Stephany Flores.  Van der Sloot met Flores, 21, at a casino in Lima Peru.  Prosecutors are asking for a 30-year sentence if Van der Sloot is convicted as well as damages exceeding $70,000.

Van der Sloot also remains the sole suspect in the disappearance of American Natalee Holloway who vanished from Aruba in 2005.  She was last seen alive with Van der Sloot.  The killing of Flores came exactly 5 years to the day after Holloway disappeared.