BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Joran van der Sloot, the man accused in the disappearance of Mountain Brook teen Natalee Holloway during a high school graduation trip to Aruba in May 2005, appeared in court Friday morning.
Van der Sloot appeared for the arraignment at the Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse.
We will be chronologically listing today’s events in the timeline below.
12:42 p.m. - Beth Holloway, Natalee’s mother released the following statement through Patriot Strategies:
11:15 a.m. - Dave Holloway, Natalee’s father, releases a statement through his attorney.
11:01 a.m.- Joran van der Sloot pleads not guilty to wire fraud, extortion charges.
10:45 a.m. - The Holloway family arrives at Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse for Joran van der Sloot’s arraignment.
Beth Holloway arrives to Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse
Dave Holloway arrives to Hugo L. Black Federal Courthouse
8:02 a.m. - Joran van der Sloot arrives at Federal courthouse in Birmingham. He is scheduled to appear in court at 11 a.m.
7:50 a.m. - Black SUVs left the Hoover City Jail at 7:45 a.m. on Friday with Joran van der Sloot.
Joran van der Sloot leaving Hoover
Van der Sloot, who was brought to the Unites States from Peru Thursday, is expected in federal court Friday for arraignment in extortion charges stemming from offering information on the whereabouts of the remains of Natalee Holloway. He is the primary suspect in the 2005 disappearance of the Mountain Brook graduate while on a trip to Aruba.
WBRC will follow this story throughout the day and continue to update as new information becomes available.
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