Defense attorney Antonio Carlo said he urged the judge to release Joran van der Sloot, arguing prosecutors have produced no evidence that his client was involved in Holloway's disappearance — or that a crime had been committed. Carlo said van der Sloot, 18, cried during the closed hearing but answered all of the judge's questions. "Today was a tough session. He wants to go home," Carlo said. "He feels he has not done anything wrong. He maintains his innocence." The judge has until Sept. 3 to rule.
Kalpoe brothers questioned
The Kalpoe brothers were also questioned during van der Sloot’s hearing.