Joran van der Sloot lawyer releases prison video to show he’s OK after alleged beatdown

Exclusive: Joran van der Sloot’s lawyer told FOX following reports of controversy in which the man who murdered American teenager Natalie Holloway and Peruvian heiress Stephanie Flores was assaulted inside a bar. He shared the video with News Digital and said his client is apparently in good health.

In the 41-second clip provided by Lima-based lawyer Máximo Artes, van der Sloot and his teammates from “La Naranja Meccanica” (which means “A Clockwork Orange” in Spanish) , is shown following several other members of the prison team into a gymnasium.

Van der Sloot, 6 feet 5 inches tall, towers over everyone in the room, wearing a blue jersey and newsboy cap, and enters with a grin on his face and his hands on his chest.

Natalie Holloway’s murderer Joran van der Sloot jumps on two inmates in Peruvian prison assault

In this image taken from a video, Joran van der Sloot towers over his soccer teammates in a Peruvian prison, hand on heart, wearing a blue jersey and newsboy cap. His lawyer Maximo Artes shared the video after denying reports that his client was assaulted by two other inmates in a Peruvian prison. (Maximo Artes)

Artez denied the two-on-one prison assault report against van der Sloot as “fake news”. It comes after the 36-year-old killer visited a prison clinic for treatment and was allegedly a marked man.

“He’s fine,” the attorney told FOX News Digital.

A spokesperson for Peru’s National Penitentiary said. new york post Last week, two men attacked a Dutch national in prison, and he was treated for cuts and bruises, authorities said. Because the perpetrator was the instigator, he was not disciplined.

“Many people want him dead,” the newspaper quoted an anonymous official as saying.

Col. Luis Quiroz, head of Interpol in Peru, told Fox News Digital that prison officials he spoke to had no information about the alleged assault on van der Sloot.

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Natalie Holloway and friends pose for a 2005 spring break photo

Natalie Holloway (center) went missing during a spring break trip in 2005 and was never found. (FBI)

A former inmate who spent time with van der Sloot during a brief detention in Alabama last year told the Post that the gunman was an arrogant “con artist.”

“He walks around the prison like he’s the boss, demands what he wants and treats other men in a despicable manner,” Emil Quinones told the paper. “He’s made a lot of enemies because he’s a hell of a guy.”

Van der Sloot is currently serving multiple sentences at Peru’s mountaintop Chalapalca prison, but Artes has previously hated the prison so much that he has been asked by U.S. prosecutors in connection with federal racketeering charges against him. He said he was ready to talk.

Joran van der Sloot is surrounded by armed guards.

Joran van der Sloot smiles as he prepares to depart from Lima Airport, Peru, on June 8, 2023. (Colonel Carlos López Aeda, FOX News Digital)

Still, under the country’s constitution, conjugal visits with multiple women are allowed for mental health and rehabilitation purposes.

It’s not immediately clear how van der Sloot’s team chose the name “A Clockwork Orange,” but Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film of the same title was a violent The film depicts a failed attempt to rehabilitate the leader of a gang of rapists.

Van der Sloot finally admitted in October kill Holloway In 2005, he placed cinder blocks on an Aruba beach as part of an extortion scam in which he tried to extort the victim’s mother for $250,000. He murdered Ms. Flores exactly five years later in a hotel room at her father’s casino in Lima.

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Outside the San Pedro prison in Peru, a poster reads in Spanish: “Stephanie Flores seeks justice” and a poster for Yoran van der Sloot says “spiritual punishment” . In 2012, van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the Flores murders. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)

Under an international plea agreement, he is serving time in Peru on U.S. charges of blackmailing Holloway’s mother.


But his lawyer, Artez, said Van der Sloot hated Chalaparka, calling him “hell.” The prison is known for freezing temperatures every night, and its remote location means there is no cell phone service.

In 2014, Artes told Reuters. He said his client had been stabbed three times in prison for unruly behavior several months after he was first transferred there. However, sources told the outlet that his wounds appeared to be self-inflicted.

Entrance to Chalapalca maximum security prison

This scene shows the entrance to Chalapalca prison in Peru. The same prison is home to Joran van der Sloot, who is serving time for the murder of Stephanie Flores and for blackmailing the mother of Natalie Holloway, the 18-year-old Alabama woman she murdered in 2005. . (AP Photo/Elmer Jirajah)

Van der Sloot previously had his sentence extended in Peru following a drug and phone smuggling scandal.

Aruba authorities Although the statute of limitations for Holloway’s murder has now expired, it remains possible that he could be prosecuted there.

Armando Regil Velasco and FOX News’ Mitch Picasso contributed to this report.