A woman who once described herself as Joran van der Sloot's "guardian angel" says she was duped out of $75,000 by the admitted murderer's lawyer.
Mary Hamer, a Florida radiologist who visited van der Sloot in Peru before his trial for killing Stephany Flores, says Jose Luis Jimenez told her the money would cover the 24-year-old Dutch national's bail, according to Radar.
Hamer later learned that van der Sloot, who was sentenced to 28 years, was inelegible for bail. Now, Hamer is demanding a refund.
Van der Sloot tried to patch things up with his public admirer by sending her a handwritten letter in which he says he needs her continued support and pleads with her not to take any actions against his lawyer, according to CNN.
In addition to keeping the money she's already given him, van der Sloot asked her for $1,000 to buy a new phone "so he can communicate with [her] again."
Jimenez denied that he misled Hamer about the funds and claimed that he returned the money, despite van der Sloot's wish that he hold onto it, according to a separate Radar report.
Hamer allegedly received an email from van der Sloot's mother, Anita van der Sloot, that said "some lives are NOT worth saving," after the Peruvian judges handed down their sentence, The National Enquirer says.
Van der Soot is also a suspect in the killing of Natalee Holloway, an 18-year-old high school student from Alabama who disappeared in Aruba in 2005.
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