Wednesday, August 31, 2005

"Today was a tough session. He wants to go home"
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.

Joran Arrives For Court Hearing
Joran Van Der Sloot was brought to court Wednesday for a hearing on whether to prolong his detention or release him. Authorities led him through a back door of the courthouse for the closed hearing.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Hearing is set for Wednesday
"We are not hiding anything. We are telling the whole truth, nothing but the truth. And we've always told Joran to do tell the truth." - Paul van der Sloot

Freddy Arrest Unrelated to Holloway Case
A third man was arrested with the Kalpoes but his lawyer said Monday that it was unrelated to Holloway's disappearance.

Joran Shrink Analysis
Without all of the facts being detailed, my sense of this guy is he is not someone who has been abused by anyone. He was raised with a sense of entitlement and power. His father may lack moral values and if so could have transmitted this absence to his son. If he is an only child or oldest, he was indulged by both his parents. He most likely has not achieved anything, because he has been granted rewards without effort. Most likely, his mother is nurturing and indulging but is ruled by both he and his father

He needed accomplices to his criminal behavior as a way to pass blame for his actions should the need arise (an insurance policy and fans). Also, he likes to influence others and to have them participate and give him recognition. He lacks empathy and others are there for his use.

It is likely, this victim presented resistance he did not usually encounter and he reacted with anger and impulsivity probably enhanced by alcohol and fueled by rejection. It is unlikely he intended to kill her - P.H.
(Read more at Mind Warriors)

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Freddy Locoman Pimp, For Real...
Tonight on The Big Story Weekend it was reported that Freddy's arrest may be connected with the making of a sexually-oriented video, with a girl who was underage, and that Joran van der Sloot may have also been involved.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Valentijn: I'll Comment On That Junk Later
Valentijn Van Der Sloot, Joran's younger brother, updated his blog today
(Click to Enlarge)

(Valentijn has since deleted his MSN Space)

Friday, August 26, 2005

Freddy Arrested
The Dark Side blog has more on today's events in Aruba.
Still unclear if his arrest is related to the Holloway case.

Brothers arrested again in Aruba case
Kalpoe brothers who had been detained and released in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway were arrested again Friday based on new evidence, officials said.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Aruba judge to network: Don't show suspect
An Aruban judge ordered NBC News not to broadcast footage from a tour of an Aruban jail that shows Natalee Holloway disappearance suspect Joran van der Sloot. The judge issued the order at the request of van der Sloot's attorney following a hearing Wednesday night.

NBC Video Inside Aruban Jail

During the tour, reporter Michelle Kosinski came face to face with van der Sloot, and even talked to him on camera for several minutes. However, his attorneys took NBC to court in Aruba, where a judge ruled against NBC showing the pictures of the suspect, citing his right to privacy.

Lawyers: Aruban judge quashes taped interview with suspect
"We argued before the judge that what NBC did was totally unacceptable, totally unethical, totally unprofessional, and that that has nothing to do with journalism, but that the only aim of what NBC has done was to try to tarnish and further prejudice the good name of our client," lawyer Antony Carlo told reporters.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Yes, Mistakes Were Made...
Aruba Prime Minister Says Officials Made Mistakes at Start of Investigation of Missing U.S. Teen. Beth Holloway Twitty, who has often criticized authorities on the Dutch Caribbean island since her daughter disappeared on May 30, met in private with Prime Minister Nelson

Van Zandt: Looking for answers in Aruba
Former FBI profiler talks about his encounter with Kalpoe brother

Joran No Stranger To Holloway's Group
He'd been hanging out with them all week, according to one of Holloway's friends

Source: Joran Van der Sloot Combative In Jail
A Confidential source with knowledge of a recent fight between Joran Van der Sloot and another individual currently held in the same jail has reported that the fight took place during a soccer match during a recreational period. The boy involved in the scuffle with Van der Sloot was a smaller individual but managed to land what was described as "a few good shots." The extent of any injuries is unclear, but this could be what resulted in recent reports of his having been seen with a black eye

Video of Deepak back to Carlos & Charlies
Here is some exclusive video MSNBC caught of Deepak Kalpoe returning to Carlos N’ Charlies, the place Natalee Holloway was last seen. He ducks when he sees the camera.

(Download and view video here)

Saturday, August 20, 2005

I'm Right, You're Wrong, Any Questions?

Quote Of The Week:

"I mean, the guy is certainly arrogant. We all know he lied. I don`t think that they`re ever going to crack this case. He`s not going to have a "Telltale Heart" moment because I don`t think the kid has a conscience." - Former Federal Prosecutor Wendy Murphy

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Man Testifies He Saw Natalee Suspects
A man who claimed he saw a suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway (search) driving with two friends the night she vanished appeared in court Monday to give sworn testimony, days after police said he may have fled the country.

Back To School In Aruba.....

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Greta's Take On Kalpoe Confrontation
Here is one thing I am sure of: If the authorities in Aruba were in constant and full communication with Beth Holloway Twitty and made her confident of their work, she would not be taking matters into her own hands. (Read More)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Natalee's Mom Confronts Deepak Kalpoe
Twitty says she was tipped by a member of the media that Deepak Kalpoe was working at a local Internet café, and wasted no time confronting him Monday. "There were customers on the computer and he was seated behind the cash register, and I guess he thought he was going to have a normal day at work."

NBC Video Of Confrontation
Here is some video of Beth Twitty (Natalee’s mother) “confronting” Deepak Kalpoe at work.

(Download and view video HERE)

Deepak has filed a complaint against Natalee’s mom

You may not like Beth's active participation in the investigation, but you are wrong that she would be in jail and indicted for witness tampering and stalking. I suggest you go to the law library and study the law. She has every right — whether you like it, or whether it is a good idea or a bad idea — to talk to people in this case. - Greta Van Susteren

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Greta Van Susteren Cleans Up in Aruba
Bringing a microphone and camera crew to the gates of an Aruba landfill this past week, Greta Van Susteren returned to the island that her nightly Fox News Channel program has figuratively called home recently. Van Susteren's "On the Record" has relentlessly followed the mysterious disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway of Alabama while on a graduation trip to Aruba in May.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

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