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FILE - In this June 4, 2010 file photo Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot is escorted by police officers outside a Peruvian police station, near the border with Chile in Tacna, Peru. A newspaper has quoted the Dutchman charged with killing a 21-year-old Peruvian woman and suspected in the disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway as confessing to extorting money from Holloway's parents, it was reported, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro, File)

FILE - In this June 4, 2010 file photo Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot is escorted by police officers outside a Peruvian police station, near the border with Chile in Tacna, Peru. A newspaper has quoted the Dutchman charged with killing a 21-year-old Peruvian woman and suspected in the disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway as confessing to extorting money from Holloway's parents, it was reported, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010.

Joran van der Sloot case

May 9, 2012

Joran van der Sloot told a judge and prosecutor May 8 that he would prefer to finish serving a 28-year murder sentence in Peru rather than be extradited to the United States to face charges related to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, his Peruvian lawyer said.