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Holloway Confronts Joran van der Sloot in Prison

Holloway Confronts Joran van der Sloot in Prison

Penitentiary workers, seen in June, stand inside Peru's Miguel Castro Castro prison where Joran van der Sloot is being held on charges of murder. [AP]

Associated Press

September 17, 2010

LIMA, Peru – Missing teenager Natalee Holloway’s mother sneaked into the Peruvian prison where suspect Joran van der Sloot is being held and confronted him about fate of her daughter.

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.

Peruvian authorities are holding Van der Sloot on charges that he killed another woman, Stephany Flores, in his hotel room in Lima, Peru, on May 30 — 5 years to the day after Holloway’s disappearance.

Holloway was last seen alive with Van der Sloot on the Caribbean resort island of Aruba in 2005. He has publicly said killed the teen several times before retracting his confessions.

John Kelly, attorney for Holloway-Twitty, confirmed she had met Van der Sloot. It was her first face-to-face meeting with him since the night after her daughter disappeared, he said.

“She’s still looking for answers about her daughter,” Kelly told NBC News. “She wants to bring her daughter home.”


Asked if it was a good idea for Holloway to have this meeting, Kelly said: “I can give her legal advice. She’s a mother without a daughter. I know she didn’t tell me ahead of time because I would have asked her to exercise a little more caution.”

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.

However, Van der Sloot’s lawyer, Maximo Altez, told NBC News that the face-to-face meeting had lasted “less than one minute.”

Altez told NBC News that the visit was intended “to create a TV special which would include her, the Flores family, and an interview with Joran van der Sloot.”

According to Altez, the Dutch media “snuck Beth Holloway-Twitty into Castro Castro without identifying who she was and put her face-to-face with Van der Sloot.”

She told Van der Sloot that she had “no hate in her soul” for him, Altez told NBC News, at which point the Dutchman handed her Altez’s business card, claiming that he could not speak to her without his lawyer present.

Prison officials then removed Holloway-Twitty, de Vries and the rest of the Dutch news team from the jail.

Contrary to some reports, police did not arrest Holloway-Twitty, Altez said. Colonel Abel Gamarra, director of information for the Peruvian police, confirmed that there were no arrests made, NBC News reported. Story: Van der Sloot admits Holloway family extortion plot: ‘Why not?’

Jose Camarena, lawyer for the Flores family, confirmed that a Dutch production company had approached the Flores family to do a story with Ricardo Flores Sr., father of Stephany, and Holloway-Twitty.

Ricardo Flores Sr. declined to participate, but said his son Enrique met with Holloway-Twitty on camera.

Camarena said that Holloway-Twitty “is being paid by the Dutch media to participate in a soap-opera-like special.”

However, Kelly said his client may have decided to go to the prison after Van der Sloot’s most recent jailhouse interview to a Dutch TV reporter.

“I think what triggered it was that he said in this interview that she had been pestering him,” Kelly added. “The message was, ‘If you thought you’d been pestered before, you ain’t seen nothing yet.’ I just think she wanted him to know she wasn’t going away.”

Kelly said Holloway’s visit had nothing to do with the extortion case against Van der Sloot in the U.S. Federal prosecutors charged him in earlier this year for allegedly extorting money in exchange for information about Holloway.

“This had nothing to do with the case. It was a mother trying to bring her daughter home,” he said.


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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    I feel for the mother of Natalee for all the pain she has been through without her daughter.Then this goes to show you for him getting awy with this another girl died.If there is any justice in this world this time he rots in prison which is not justice only the death execution is.If he dies he won't ever feel anything.If he is in prison life will be like hell for him.Other inmate have sister's and mother's who probably have been through this kind of thing.Prison life will be worse than hell.Which ever way it goes he won't get out of it this time.RIP Natalee.Justice will be done for you and the other girl.I'm sorry you never got to live your life.You looked so full of life and it was only the beginning.God Bless You and I'm sorry your not here anymore and Your Family for not having you anymore.

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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 4 years ago

    6976 Comments

    "Bump" Kitten81

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    Kitten81

    almost 4 years ago

    1252 Comments

    I hate thinking of this mother going day in and day out wondering where her daughter's body may be. Nobody should ever have to go through that kind of pain. I wish they were allowed to torture this sick punk until he tells where the body is...

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    I can't even begin to fathom her pain. Everyone deserves to have both the truth and closure when it comes to their loved ones.

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    Motorcop_213

    almost 4 years ago

    22720 Comments

    The last place in the world anyone wants to be is between a mother and her child.

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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 4 years ago

    6976 Comments

    It's too bad that she continues to go through the torutre of seeing and hearing this careless, thoughtless, murderous, evil a$$ ba$tard still playing games and acting as if he is on top of the world, with all of the media attention that he's been getting. I hope that a sentence of DEATH..!! will be his future. And that the Holloway family will get to attend his execution.

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    I can feel your pain Mr. Van der Sloot. There are many skeletons in your closet known only to God. There will come a morning in your life when night will never come again, and truth in all it's glory will triumph over sin.

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    denise65

    almost 4 years ago

    2712 Comments

    He feels guilty for everything??? HE SHOULD!! HE IS GUILTY FOR EVERYTHING. My prayers are with the Holloway family that they get the answers that they need and that Natalee gets the justice she deserves. I can't imagine what Beth has gone through for the past 5 years. To the Flores family, my prayers are with you all as well. I pray that justice will be done.

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    BigNTS

    almost 4 years ago

    6834 Comments

    I'm afraid Top Cat is right. Natalee may never be found. But, I think this would be a good case to bring back WATERBOARDING!

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    DarkBlue

    almost 4 years ago

    4880 Comments

    He satisfies the requirements needed to have ones grave crapped on. Justice would be rendered if another prisoner would do to him what he did to these woman. Can you say NARCISISTIC DOUCHEBAG !!

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    curedgirls

    almost 4 years ago

    3624 Comments

    wish she could have found a way to castrate him

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    policeryan

    almost 4 years ago

    852 Comments

    i agree i hope he gets burned alive and the truth comes out

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    I'm looking forward to seeing one of his new buddies putting a shiv in his heart.

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    Perl

    almost 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    joran needs a "wooden shampoo" with some broomsticks.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    joran needs to be burned alive

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