Natalee Holloway’s Mother Meets Joran Van Der Sloot In Prison
September 17, 2010
Peru (ChattahBox Crime News) – Beth Holloway, mother of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, has been in Peru to see Joran van der Sloot with a documentary filmmaker, CNN has revealed.
Initial reports from Peruvian media suggested that she had somehow sneaked into the prison to see the suspected murderer, but this was quickly shot down by her attorney, and by anyone with common sense. It isn’t easy to just sneak into a prison to interview someone, after all.
Her lawyer, John Q. Kelly, also shot down reports that the film crew had their equipment taken, and that the group was detained. Everything, he said, was done legally and with proper permission from the prison staff.
He declined to comment on what it is the two spoke about, and said that they were only there for a few minutes before the suspect cut off the meeting, saying he wanted his lawyer present. But he said that they were remarkably pleasant to one another.
Beth’s reasons for seeing van der Sloot are not totally clear, though Kelly says he believes it was to show him that she was still around, that even in Peru she was watching and searching for answers in the disappearance of her daughter.
Van der Sloot is charged with murdering Stephany Flores, a Peruvian student who was found dead in his hotel room. He originally said that she was killed by robbers, but later confessed to killing her after she saw an email on his laptop pointing to illegal activity. He later retracted the confession.
He is the sole suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, though he has never been charged. He is also facing extortion charges after trying to get money for information from the Holloway family, which he says was an act of revenge for “making his life difficult”.