Natalee Holloway Case: Joran van der Sloot Stabbed While in Prison, Wife Claims

November 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005, was reportedly stabbed while in prison.

His wife, Leidy Figueroa, said that he was “seriously injured” after getting stabbed two times. However, a prison official said that her claims are lies.

Van der Sloot is currently serving prison time in Peru. Jose Perez Guadalupe, director of Peru’s National Penitentiary Institute, said that what Figueroa said is not true, adding that she is a “compulsive liar,” reported CNN.

“For starters, no woman in her right mind goes to a maximum-security prison and marries the biggest killer there,” he said.

But his attorney, Máximo Altez, also said he suffered “wounds that are definitely two inches deep,” reported USA Today.

Figueroa met him while he was in prison and married him in July. They had a child in September.

He is serving a 28-year-long prison sentence for killing Stephany Flores in 2010.

It was announced has been moved to a remote Peruvian penitentiary after authorities said he threatened to kill the warden of the prison where he was serving a 28-year term for murder.

Peruvian prison spokeswoman Janeth Sanchez told The Associated Press that the 27-year-old Dutchman was moved Sunday to Challapalca, located high in the Andes near the Bolivian border. He previously was held at a prison north of Lima.

Van der Sloot was the last person seen with Holloway, who vanished while on a graduation trip to Aruba.

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