Is Van der sloot Confession Bad News for Finding Holloway?Erin Blakeley
Beth Twitty, the mother of missing teen Natalee Holloway has said before that Joran Van der sloot, the Dutch National believed to be withholding information about her disapearance has “just totally, totally dragged us all through hell” ” Well, with news that van der Sloot has confessed to the murder of Peruvian woman Stephanny Flores, it’s possible that Beth Twitty’s nightmare may get even worse.
Why? Because as damning as Van der Sloot’s confession in the Flores murder seems, it is pretty unlikely to lead to any information about Natalee Holloway.
Due to the laws in Peru, van der Sloot faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison. (The death penalty in Peru is reserved for things like war crimes and genocide.) Confessing to another murder wouldn’t result in less time in prison for him; in fact, he could be extradited to Aruba and charged there, where murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. So, it’s hard to see why he would do that. It’s also not likely that Peruvian authorities are going to offer any sort of plea bargain of information about Holloway in exchange for a lighter sentence. They have their own victim’s family to deal with, and popular sentiment will be behind the maximum sentence, not making a deal.
Finally, Van der sloot’s only possible defense at this point is to maintain his innocence in the Natalee Holloway disappearance and allege that his conviction by media ruined his life, and led to his snapping when he caught Flores looking up information about his past. I am not saying I think that is the case; I personally think this kid is as guilty as all get out. But either way, I think it is bad news for Beth Twitty and for any hopes of getting more information about Natalee.
What do you think? Do you think Van der sloot will finally come clean about Natalee Holloway? Or do you think Beth Twitty’s nightmare will go on?