Here's some Nancy Grace-nip you'll be hearing a lot more about in the coming weeks: Robyn Gardner is a 35-year-old Maryland woman who took off recently on a vacation to Aruba with a man she barely knew: Gary Giordano, 50, also from Maryland, whom she had met online. Gardner has been missing since last Tuesday, and Giordano — who it turns out has a criminal record and a history of domestic violence—is now in custody.
Before suspected murderer and confirmed creep Joran van der Sloot allegedly killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores in Peru last year, he was tapped out from gambling and considered selling his services for some quick cash. The mad Dutchman was racking up debts with a hotel and "others," according to the National Enquirer. Things got so bad for van der Sloot that he allegedly wrote to a friend, "I'm in such a serious situation that I would prostitute myself in return for help."
Likely-murderous Dutchman Joran van der Sloot — facing a first-degree murder charge for killing a young Peruvian woman, Stephany Flores last year — intends to use a "violent emotion" defense. Van der Sloot's lawyer says he lost it when he caught Flores looking at Natalee Holloway stuff on his laptop. According to the AP: