Joran van der Sloot ties the knot in Peru prison

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Dutch national Joran Van der Sloot arrives for a hearing at the Lurigancho prison in Lima on January 13, 2012. Van der Sloot, who pleaded guilty earlier this week to the murder of a young Peruvian woman in 2010, will hear the sentence today. Van der Sloot is also a prime suspect in the unsolved disappearance of US college student Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba in 2005. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
File picture dated January 6, 2012 of Dutch national Joran Van der Sloot during his preliminary hearing in court in the Lurigancho prison in Lima. The Peruvian Supreme Court has approved the extradition of Joran van der Sloot to the U.S. on charges of extorting money from the family of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway but it will not take place until he serves out his 28-year sentence for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. AFP PHOTO/ Ernesto Benavides (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/GettyImages)
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By Franklin Briceno

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, married his pregnant Peruvian girlfriend Friday in a ceremony at the maximum-security prison where he is serving 28 years for murdering a woman he met in a Lima casino.

Van der Sloot, 26, wed Leidy Figueroa, 24, in a private ceremony. Prison officials prohibited video and photos during the midday nuptials and none of the groom's relatives attended, said his attorney, Maximo Altez.

Wearing a tailored suit and dress shoes sent by his mother, Van der Sloot told his bride, who is seven months pregnant, that after he is released from prison, "'I want to marry you again,' and she told him the same," said John Barrera, who officiated the wedding as mayor of the city of Ancon, where the prison is located.

Van der Sloot was the last person seen with Holloway, who vanished while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba. The Alabama teen's body was never found and no charges were filed against Van der Sloot.

In 2011, he confessed to killing Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old business student, five years to the day after Holloway's disappearance.

Van der Sloot is expected to remain in prison until 2038 and then be extradited to the United States to face charges of extortion and fraud for allegedly promising to lead Holloway's mother to the girl's body in exchange for payment.

Van der Sloot met Figueroa while she was selling goods inside the prison, according to the attorney.

Speaking to reporters outside the prison, Altez showed an oil painting done by Van der Sloot depicting a tall, solitary woman in a red dress on a palm-studded beach under a radiant sun.

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