Posted tagged ‘Holloway Murder’

Natalee Holloway Declared Dead

January 12, 2012

A judge has ruled Natalee Holloway dead, more than six years after she vanished in Aruba during a high school graduation trip.

With both of her parents present in the courtroom, Judge Alan King said he would sign an order to allow Holloways’ death certificate to be issued.

From CBS News:

“We’ve been dealing with her death for the last six and a half years,” Dave Holloway said after a brief hearing. He said the judge’s order closes one chapter in a long ordeal, but added: “We’ve still got a long way to go to get justice.

Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba on May 30, 2005. The 18-year-old was last seen leaving a bar early that morning with a young Dutchman, Joran van der Sloot. Her body was never found and the ensuing searches for the young woman would reap intense media scrutiny and worldwide attention.

 

Joran Van der Sloot Murder Trial Postponed ‎

January 6, 2012

Joran van der Sloot has asked for more time to decide how to plead in his trial for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. The case has been postponed until January 11.

From the Associated Press:

When asked how he would plead, Van der Sloot answered in rudimentary Spanish, “I want to give a sincere confession, but I don’t agree with all the charges that has placed on me by the prosecutor. Can I have more time to think about this?”

Judge Victoria Montoya agreed to the postponement.

Van der Sloot entered the courtroom Friday morning in a blue blazer and faded blue jeans with a bulletproof vest beneath the jacket. He sported a crew cut and wore a long-sleeved gray shirt.

Defense attorney Jose Luis Jimenez told The Associated Press Friday that there was a 70 percent chance Van der Sloot will plead guilty, which could help him get a reduced sentence.

Did Joran van der Sloot Get Girlfriend Pregnant Behind Bars?

June 16, 2011

It appears that way!

According to reports, Joran van der Sloot, accused in the murder of a Peruvian woman and thechief suspect in the disappearance and possible murder of Natalee Holloway, has gotten his girlfriend pregnant while in prison.

From Fox News:

van der Sloot’s girlfriend was frequently seeing him for conjugal visits, going to his jail cell to do “chores” and bringing him candy.

His girlfriend reportedly works at the same Peruvian casino where he met Stefany Flores, the woman he is accused of murdering in June 2010. 

Ricardo Flores, Stefany’s father, has asked officials at the Miguel Castro Castro Jail to investigate the conjugal visits.

Natalee Holloway’s Mom Confronts Joran van der Sloot

September 17, 2010

The mother of Natalee Holloway has apparently snuck into the prison in Peru where suspect Joran van der Sloot is being held and confronted him about the disappearance of her daughter.

Her lawyer has confirmed that this meeting took place.

From MSNBC:

Beth Holloway-Twitty’s lawyer confirmed that the woman arrived at Castro Castro Prison with a Dutch journalist, Peter de Vries, who is investigating her daughter’s disappearance for Dutch television.

Holloway-Twitty reportedly spoke to Van der Sloot for about five minutes Wednesday before authorities removed her because she did not have permission to talk to him.

Gyofred Munoz Care, a reporter with Peruvian news program 24 HORAS, told NBC News that Van der Sloot “refused to answer” Holloway-Twitty’s direct questions about her daughter’s disappearance.

Joran van der Sloot Files Appeal

June 30, 2010

As expected, Joran van der Sloot’s attorney filed an appeal earlier today to a ruling that upheld van der Sloot’s confession and detention in the death of Stephany Flores.

Van der Sloot claims that his incarceration is unlawful, and his attorney said that his client intends fight all the way to Peru’s highest court, and even internationally, if needed

From CNN:

For his part, van der Sloot is trying to slow down the legal process by appealing his incarceration and trying to nullify a confession he gave.

One judge already denied his claim, but van der Sloot’s attorney said his client will fight all the way to the Peruvian Supreme Court and international courts, if necessary.

Watch reporter who interviewed van der Sloot

Joran van der Sloot: Lured to Peru by FBI?

June 22, 2010

Watching Good Morning America this morning, I heard that accused murderer Joran van der Sloot believes that he was lured to Peru during a botched FBI sting operation.

From ABC News:

After receiving payment, he claimed the body was buried in the foundation of a building that didn’t even exist at the time of her disappearance, according to the federal indictment. When confronted with the fact, van der Sloot admitted that he lied, the document states.

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The 22-year-old Van der Sloot is now suggesting to the newspaper that he was lured to Peru by the FBI to facilitate extraditing him to the U.S. He claims a man named “Garcia” invited him to a poker tournament in Lima, Peru, where van der Sloot met Flores.

“Garcia arranged and paid for everything for me. Looking back, I can’t believe I let myself be lured. I hardly knew that guy. It was just a setup,” the paper quoted him as saying.

Van der Sloot met Flores at a gambling table, and he has signed a confession admitting killing her while back at his hotel room in rage after she discovered his connection to the Holloway case and allegedly struck him.

Is Joran van der Sloot Mentally Ill?

June 20, 2010

I guess you’ll just have to ask his mother! She told a Dutch newspaper in an interview that he has “mental issues”.

You think????

Credit: Associated Press

From the Associated Press:

“My son is sick in his head,” De Telegraaf quotes Anita van der Sloot as saying.

She says he traveled to Peru to avoid being committed to a mental institution in Aruba, where the family lives.

De Telegraaf’s interview published Sunday is Anita van der Sloot’s first public comment since her 22-year-old son was arrested on suspicion of killing 21-year-old Stephany Flores.

From ABC News:

Anita van der Sloot was quoted today in a Dutch newspaper saying her 22-year-old son Joran van der Sloot “could have done something” to Stephany Flores, the Peruvian woman he is accused of murdering.

“He lied so much, that we became desperate. He said to me too, ‘Mom, I sometimes don’t know any more if something is a lie or the truth,'” the paper quoted her as saying. “Joran is sick in his head, but he didn’t want any help.”

She indicated that she feared that the pressures created by being the prime suspect in the death of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway five years ago in Aruba may have caused her son to snap.

“I now believe that Joran may indeed have done something to Stephany in Peru. Maybe in a burst of anger? I don’t know,” she said, according to the newspaper. “I think it is intensely sad that that businessman Flores has lost his daughter, and I my son. That’s how it feels.”


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