Convicted Killer Joran van der Sloot Becomes a Father

Convicted Killer Joran van der Sloot Becomes a Father
Joran van der Sloot
Karel Navarro/AP

10/01/2014 AT 11:45 AM EDT

Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran van der Sloot is now a father.

Van der Sloot attorney Maximo Altez says the baby girl was born Sunday in Lima, Peru – far from the remote prison where van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for killing a Peruvian business student in 2010. He also remains the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

Altez says the child is named Dushy after van der Sloot's grandmother.

Van der Sloot married 24-year-old Leidy Figueroa in July. A month later, authorities sent him to a prison high in the Andes, saying he had threatened to kill the warden of the lockup near Lima.

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