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Convict Makes Confession In Natalee Holloway Case, But Her Dad Says It's 'Meaningless'

When 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared, one of the first suspects in the case was Joran van der Sloot. He was one of the last people seen with Holloway, and police even arrested him twice because they believed he was involved.

Van der Sloot kept being released, however, due to lack of evidence of the crime. Now, an undercover reporter talking to Van der Sloot in prison caught a confession to Holloway's murder on film. Unfortunately, it's not something that can be used in court, notes Holloway's dad.

Holloway was on vacation in Aruba in 2005 with her friends after graduating high school. She was out one night with Van der Sloot and a couple of his friends, and he was supposed to drive her back to the hotel. The young girl never made it and was never seen alive again.

It's long been suspected that Van der Sloot killed Holloway. He was arrested for the murder on two separate occasions, but ultimately police couldn't put together a case against him and had to let him go. The lack of evidence made it difficult to prosecute.

Van der Sloot is thankfully not on the streets anymore. In 2010, he was arrested for the murder of another young woman. He confessed to bludgeoning Stephany Flores Ramirez to death in Peru and was sentenced to 28 years in prison. He's still serving his sentence.

A Dutch investigative reporter went into the jailhouse in Peru working for Radar Online and The National Enquirer and he got hidden camera footage of an interview with Van der Sloot. The cocky, slack-jawed man opened up about Holloway's murder, and bragged about how he got away with it.

Van der Sloot began to criticize the police for a sloppy investigation. “I think that was one of the worst police investigation that ever took place!”

“Are you talking about the Holloway case?”

“Yes, yes, yes,” van der Sloot admitted. “Yes, this is also where I am guilty and I [admit] everything that I have done.”

He continued to brag about how he got away with murder. "I always lied to the police,” Van der Sloot told the undercover reporter with an evil grin on his face. "I never told the truth. I made up so many stories against the police … Also when I was younger, I never told everything. The police just never knew what they had to ask me.”

Even though Van der Sloot's confession was explosive, Natalee Holloway's dad, Dave Holloway, says it won't really help his daughter's case. They've already long suspected Van der Sloot killed their daughter, but a hidden camera confession isn't admissible in court in Aruba. The confession is meaningless to the case.

“They think they’ve got something when they really don’t,” Mr. Holloway said. “A lot of people don’t realize that in Aruba, a verbal or recorded confession is not valid, unless it’s a statement signed in writing.”

“Tabloids will pay for [his story] because it sells magazines, but that’s never printed,” the grieving dad added.

Source: Radar Online, HuffPost
Photos: Facebook, YouTube, Natalee Holloway Resource Center/Facebook

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