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Van der Sloot Says Holloway Body in Marsh Wants Prison Transfer

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Joran van der Sloot wants out of Peru and Miguel Castro Castro prison where murder charges are filed-says he'll reveal body location of missing Natalee Holloway if allowed transfer to Aruba jail.
Reports say Joran Van der Sloot fears for his safety inside the infamous Miguel Castro Castro prison, where he has now been jailed following the official murder charges filed by Peru police Friday.
Van der Sloot supposedly says he'll disclose information about Natalee Holloway's body remains--but on condition that the prisoner be transferred to his native country of Aruba. Now 22 years old, Van der Sloot has remained the prime suspect in Natalee Holloway's disappearance over five years ago on May 30. Five years later, to the exact May 30 date, Stephany Flores was murdered in Peru. Peru police say Van der Sloot has confessed to killing 21-year-old business student Stephany Flores on May 30, filing formal murder charges that carry a maximum prison sentence of 35 years--a minimum of 15 years.
Peru police say Joran Van der Sloot has since told police investigators that he knows location of Natalee Holloway's body remains, says the chief of Peru's criminal police, General Cesar Guardia. "He let slip that he knew the place where this person [Natalee Holloway] was buried," Guardia said. 18-year-old
Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba, while on a high school graduation trip. Joran van der Sloot has been the last known person seen alive with the young woman from Alabama. Friends and family of Holloway even launched search efforts in Aruba, following her disappearance, to locate the girl--dead or alive.
Peru police say Van der Sloot has confessed to hiding Holloway's body in an Aruba island marsh, police say also confessing to Peruvian officials that he murdered Peruvian woman Stephany Flores. Van der Sloot added, say Peru police investigators, that "he [Van der Sloot] would only testify [to the Holloway disappearance] before Aruba [police] authorities."
Peruvian President Alan García says Joran Van der Sloot will serve his prison sentence in Peru at Miguel Castro Castro prison, and that there is no treaty for prisoner transfers between Peru and the Netherlands.
It's not the first time Van der Sloot has offered location of the Holloway body; the U.S. is attempting to prosecute extortion and wire transfer charges just recently filed, following Flores' murder, against Van der Sloot. In that incident, on March 29, the FBI claims Van der Sloot offered to show the Holloway family location of Natalee's body in exchange for $250,000 total, $25,000 immediately.
Van der Sloot led them to a house where he said Holloway's body was located, however the house had been built after Holloway's disappearance--making Van der Sloot's story an impossibility.
In another Joran Van der Sloot story, the Dutchman claimed he sold Holloway to an unnamed man who took her out to sea in a boat and possibly to the country of Venezuela.
Unfortunately, efforts by the FBI to try to solve the Natalee Holloway case most likely funded the travel and trip that allowed Van der Sloot the opportunity to murder Stephany Flores in his Peru hotel room. He probably wouldn't have made it to Peru, for his stay, without the funds.
Believing it was closing in on Van der Sloot, the FBI videotaped and allowed him to be paid $25,000 in a sting operation, in Aruba, last month. The FBI held off arrest, and Van der Sloot took the money the FBI had transferred and provided him, flying to Peru.
Peru police chief Guardia calls the husky (6'-3") Dutchman intelligent and brutal, Van der Sloot grabbed Stephany Flores and smashed her with an elbow--before strangling her and throwing her to the floor of his hotel room. Guardia said Joran Van der Sloot admitted to killing Flores because she found out about the Aruba case while using his laptop computer without permission--while he left the hotel for coffee.
But that story and reason for the Flores murder may not hold up--police believe Van der Sloot, shown on video as he calmly leaves the hotel room, actually left for coffee and biscuits after he had already murdered Flores.
Video shows Van der Sloot leaving for coffee and bread rolls.
Peru Colonel Miguel Canlla, chief of Homicide investigations, says Joran Van der Sloot took off his shirt after strangling Flores, putting the shirt on Flores. The Chief of Homicide investigations says van der Sloot wanted to put Flores' murdered body into a suitcase--but could not fit it.
"He [Van der Sloot] is cold, calculating and cynical," says Peru's Canlla. The evidence against Van der Sloot includes hotel security camera videos--including hotel lobby video footage and hall video which shows Flores and Van der Sloot entering his hotel room together. Additional video shows Van der Sloot leaving the hotel room, alone, four hours later.
There's also the casino video--security camera video at the Atlantic City casino shows Flores, shortly before she was murdered early that morning, arriving at a poker table where Van der Sloot is seated with other players. Flores shakes Van der Sloot's hand as if they know or are familiar with one another, then takes the seat next to him. The two later leave together.
Van der Sloot confessed to the Stephany Flores murder, Peru police say, on his third full day in their Peruvian police custody--one full week after Van der Sloot fled into northern Chile by bus transit. Van der Sloot was charged with extortion and wire fraud charges in the United States on June 2, same day of his Chile arrest, in an Alabama case that began after Van der Sloot contacted John Kelly--a New York lawyer for Holloway's mother, Beth Twitty, in April.
Legal affidavit says Van der Sloot allegedly was seeking $250,000 in exchange for revealing location of Holloway's body, how Natalee Holloway had died, and identity of those involved. Van der Sloot's father died February 2010. Kelly's private investigator says Van der Sloot "wanted to come clean, but he also wanted money," said Bo Dietl, who worked with Kelly on the case.
After consulting with his client, Beth Twitty, her attorney contacted the FBI. The FBI agency sent 10 to 12 agents to Aruba for a sting operation, where Kelly gave Van der Sloot $10,000 in cash on May 10 and an additional $15,000 was wired to a bank account in Van der Sloot's name. Van der Sloot was told he would get another $225,000 in funds once the Holloway body was found, but the affidavit sasy Van der Sloot insisted that a written contract be signed between him and Holloway's mother, Bethy Twitty.
Joran Van der Sloot was secretly videotaped by the FBI in an Aruba hotel, where he told Beth Twitty's attorney that he pushed Natalee Holloway down, that she hit her head on a rock and died, the affidavit says. Joran says he then contacted his father, who passed away months ago, and who he says helped him bury the Holloway body. Twitty's attorney and Van der Sloot physically went to where the Dutchman said he and his father had buried Holloway, in house foundation, but no body has been found and the house is shown to have been built after the Holloway disappearance-making it impossible that Holloway's body be in the foundation.
After taking the initial $25,000 Van der Sloot admitted in a May 17 e-mail, while already in Peru, that he had lied about the location of Holloway's body remains. Van der Sloot has repeatedly lied about the Holloway case and made multiple confessions he's later retracted--arrested two times in connection to Holloway's disappearance, but released both times for lack of evidence.

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In theory, I'm not a huge fan

June 14, 2010 by wanderlust, 9 years 1 week ago

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In theory, I'm not a huge fan of the death penalty; but it's hard to dismiss the merits of capital punishment when you consider the psychotic pride and manipulative arrogance with which he flaunts his crimes. I hope karma pays him an intimate visit this time and shows him all the hospitality that a life locked up in a Peruvian prison has to offer.