UNDATED (CNN) -- Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot says he'd rather stay in Peru and finish out his sentence rather than be extradited to the United States.
That's what his lawyer tells TruTV's InSession. Van der Sloot is serving 28 years behind bars for killing a woman he met in a casino there.
U.S. officials have charged him with extortion and wire fraud in connection to Natalee Holloway's disappearance in Aruba in 2005.
A conviction in that case could affect his chances of parole by Peruvian authorities.
Van der Sloot's lawyer says a long-standing extradition treaty between Peru and the United States could mean that he will likely be extradited, despite his preference.