Will Joran van der Sloot face justice in US?
Legal panel weighs in
- Duration 4:39
- Date May 8, 2012
Legal panel weighs in
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More on the -- slowed hearing at least we'll she's a Fox News legal analyst and a former federal prosecutor Jennifer bond gene is a criminal defense attorney.
This is all very interest staying the you know -- a lot of jurisdictions have wanted to put your on -- -- on trial in this country.
In connection with the Natalee Holloway case they've never been able to find the evidence to do that -- but they do you have this extortion charge.
Do you think it's likely that -- that Peru would be willing to give him up first of all the face trial gets cut.
Absolutely we have an extradition treaty with her room and we have extradited from here from this country.
Criminals to Peru to stand trial in -- the butcher and -- as one example so yes that will happen will have to come back here you'll face because extortion charges.
Did you ever time he's gonna do here probably not that much.
But at least get the Holloway family some finality some closure to let that man be -- stand trial in this country in Alabama.
To face them because he took 25000.
Dollars and I'm John.
For what bogus information that he used to then go to -- and -- -- or girl.
Well I'm sure what disappoints them is that he promised them information which turned over these bogus yeah that's what they really wanted out of all this.
Jennifer I wonder if in some ways I mean this guy seems like a master manipulator and I wonder if in some ways he's hoping for this.
To try to -- work some kind of a deal that would allow him to serve out his sentence in this country I mean.
Peruvian prisons are notoriously nasty places.
Especially compared with prisons in this country.
Yes that's right I would not want to be in -- Peruvian jail and I suspect vendors who would much rather be here in the United States that being said it does not sound like.
-- is going to.
Agree with that what they have sad is that yes he can come here.
Once he has served his entire 28 year sentence here in Peru and remember there is a very prominent family member.
-- -- fatherhood victim and I highly suspect that he would have a great deal of influence on that decision on the least behind the scenes.
But it's important remember that even if he comes here.
On to face charges and extortion the prosecution still has to prove that crime the crime of extortion.
And well maybe a vehicle to allow the Holloway family to.
Discuss the issues related -- can hurt the hurt their daughter's disappearance they still have.
To prove that particular crime and it would be embarrassing -- they were brought brought him here we're not able to do that they knew.
If he knew.
That their daughter was missing he promised that information that he could not -- he gave them bogus information let's just put it out there that's the -- but there had to be a threat involved extortion ready yet is that there began right at them not right is he promised them information that's not a -- -- Didn't give them.
And told them that but it's it's just hasn't could be a threat can also be up that if you use something and -- -- you something that's a back end that threat that the back and -- threat with the help you find your daughter and if that's -- threat it's a reprehensible thing that he did but it still has to require that they understood.
For -- and some type of harm in order to get money and it's not clear to me that that happen and that's -- just a reasonable the possible concerns bogeys please.
What about -- what about this aspect of the story I've always found it fascinating he used that 25000.
Dollars it is believed to go to Peru with a fine.
Where he ultimately murdered Stephanie Flores it does does anyone who gave him.
That money -- there were reports initially that it was the FBI's money does does the provider of that money in any way face any culpable how Stephanie is -- No not at all because they were only trying to find Natalee Holloway there were doing the right thing and extortion yes it was -- detritus.
Get give him money so that he would -- you don't believe her to the body or leave them to anything else.
That they have no liability there because there -- -- trying to do the right thing -- so Jennifer your take is that if he comes to this country to serve time there's there's nothing in it for him except bad news more you know the potential of more prison time.
Yeah I don't believe that it's going to allow him to avoid the hard time he's gonna be serving in -- in jail -- And ends and and that it that is as it should be.
But I do believe that the prosecution we'll have better -- potentially charging he -- wire fraud rather than extortion either way as long as he gets some.
Indictment here that yes to face I think that's a good thing for the Holloway family family for -- family.
As you said if he faces the full 28 years in a Peruvian jail he well he may not live deceit.
You know those 28 years we'll see what happens again thank you both Jennifer Bonnie -- -- -- we.