An extradition hearing has been set for Joran Van Der Sloot, the 24-year-old accused of killing Natalee Holloway.

A Peruvian judge will consider the United States' request to extradite Van Der Sloot on May 8, during proceedings at Lima's Superior Court. The case will then go to Peru's Supreme Court and on to the council of ministers, according to CBS.

Van Der Sloot, a convicted killer, faces charges of extortion in Alabama. He is accused of receiving $25,000 from Holloway's mother in exchange for him telling her where she could find the remains of her 18-year-old daughter.

Holloway disappeared while on a class trip to Aruba in 2005. She was reportedly last seen leaving a nightclub with Van Der Sloot, who has been the prime suspect since. He was never charged, and Holloway's body has never been found.

Van Der Sloot was, however, sentenced to 28 years in prison for the murder of Stephany Flores in Peru in 2010. He met Flores at a Lima casino.  

Van Der Sloot's Peruvian attorney Maximo Altez told CNN that his client will likely be extradited within the next three months.