Attorney says he expects clients to be accused of homicide
As per CNN, Prosecutors have decided to detain two suspects.
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (CNN) — Prosecutors in Aruba decided to further detain two hotel security guards in the disappearance of an Alabama student based on what authorities called “a reasonable suspicion” they were involved in “criminal acts” related to the case.
Asked Tuesday if the men were to be charged with homicide and kidnapping, prosecution spokeswoman Vivian van der Biezen said, “I cannot confirm it. I think I will be able to confirm it tomorrow.”
Prosecutors decided to detain the suspects for another eight days. They are to appear in court Wednesday. Acting on a tip, police arrested the pair Sunday morning in the oil-refining town of San Nicolas.
Van der Biezen would not elaborate about evidence gathered in the investigation, but she did say that authorities would not have prolonged the detention if they only had circumstantial evidence.
Defense lawyer Chris Lejuez said he expects his clients to be formally accused of homicide, being accomplices to homicide, and of kidnapping leading to homicide.