Alright so, weddings are a once in a lifetime event with memories to be made that will last forever right, at least that’s the main idea, but we are a little baffled on how it is supposed to work out, when your groom to be has been sentenced to 28-years in prison!
A Latina woman, is said to be engaged and soon to be married to 26-year-old Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the disappearance and assumed murder of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway back in 2005 in Aruba and currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Tatiana Flores, a student he met in a Lima casino.
So who is the woman willing to go through this? Leydi Figueroa Uceda, whose real name is Carol and identified as “Leidi” is a Peruvian 24-year-old who is also five months pregnant with his child.
According to her Facebook profile, Carol was born September 19, 1989. She is a student at Telesup Universidad Privada in Lima. Figueroa has a 2-year-old boy from a previous relationship and during interviews back from 2011 she stated that she didn’t even know Van der Sloot and instead was visiting someone else in prison.
Leidy and Joran met while she sold goods in the Peruvian prison -Lurigancho penal facility –in which he is being held. Figueroa worked with her parents at a kiosk in the prison. The two have nearly completed the legal arrangements needed for them to marry while he is in prison.
It is believed that, Flores saw information on his laptop computer that told her exactly who he was and he killed her in a hotel room as a result. This took place five years to the day of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance. Once Joran van der Sloot serves his time in Peru he will be extradited to the United States where he will go to trial for extortion. He allegedly took $25,000 from Natalee Holloway’s mother Beth with the promise of leading the woman to her daughter’s remains.
Reports indicate it is actually possible Figueroa wasn’t entirely aware of who he was, although if you are getting intimately involved with someone who is behind bars, it is not because of their good deeds! Just saying!
Van der Sloot is no doubt charismatic as he has proven he can win over the ladies time and time again, it is almost terrifying how his mind works.
Being a notorious international criminal hasn’t stopped him from getting his way with Uceda who is set to be united to him during a civil ceremony next month.
So would you wish Leidy a happy ever after?
You can find her on Facebook here.