Joran van der Sloot Sentenced for Murder

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Joran van der Sloot has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for the murder of a 21-year-old woman in Peru.

The sentence comes two days after the 24-year-old Dutchman pleaded guilty to killing Stephany Flores -- a woman he met at a casino. Van der Sloot's lawyer had argued that the defendant killed Flores as a result of "extreme psychological trauma" he suffered from the fallout of the 2005 disappearance of American Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

The court in Lima, Peru also ordered van der Sloot to pay $75,000 in reparations to Flores' family. The prosecution had sought a 30-year sentence for first-degree murder and theft.

Van der Sloot still remains the main suspect in the disappearance of Holloway, the Alabama teenager who disappeared in 2005 while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, where the suspect grew up. Holloway's family has recently renewed efforts to bring van der Sloot to the United States to face charges related to her disappearance.