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Natalee Holloway's killer Joran van der Sloot, who recently confessed to killing the American high school student in 2005 in Aruba, returned to Peru Tuesday to serve the remainder of his prison sentence in a separate murder.
Van der Sloot, 36, admitted to killing Holloway after she rebuffed his advances by kneeing him in the crotch outside of a bar in Aruba more than 15 years ago.
The Dutchman is already serving a 28-year sentence in Peru for beating, strangling and suffocating 21-year-old Stephany Flores there in 2010. That sentence began in 2012.
As part of an agreement with Peruvian authorities, federal prosecutors agreed to return van der Sloot back to the Andean nation to serve out his sentence. He arrived in Alabama in June.
Van der Sloot arrived at a military airport in Lima in the custody of law enforcement.
Natalee Holloway's killer Joran van der Sloot, who recently confessed to killing the American high school student in 2005 in Aruba, returned to Peru Tuesday to serve the remainder of his prison sentence in a separate murder. Pictured: van der Sloot is handed over to police in Peru
Natalee Holloway's heinous killer Joran van der Sloot may still face murder charges in Aruba - where the investigation into her disappearance is still open. The two had met at a bar where Natalee had been celebrating her high school graduation, the night before she was due to return to the US on May 30, 2005
Interpol earlier had said that van der Sloot was scheduled to arrive Monday afternoon in the Peruvian capital of Lima.
The US Justice Department said it does not comment about timing of such extradition transfers for safety reasons.
Van der Sloot had been temporarily extradited to the US to face charges linked to Holloway's disappearance, a case that has drawn international attention over the course of two decades.
A few days ago, he admitted that he killed Holloway and disposed of her remains. The disclosure came as he pleaded guilty to charges of trying to extort money from Holloway's mother in return for information about the location of the body.
U.S. authorities do not have jurisdiction to prosecute van der Sloot for the 2005