Aruban Judge To decide Wednesday on Joran’s Upcoming Fate


According to the Tuscaloosan News, a judge in Aruba will decide this Wednesday on whether to prolong Joran Van der Sloot’s detention or release him. Under Aruban law Joran can be held for up to 116 days without being charged. The prosecutors office said has already filed a motion to keep van der Sloot detained another 30 days.

A judge will decide Wednesday whether to prolong detention or release a Dutch suspect held for nearly three months in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

Joran van der Sloot, 18, was arrested June 9 along with two friends, Surinamese nationals Satish Kalpoe, 18, and Deepak Kalpoe, 21, on suspicion of involvement in her disappearance. The Kalpoe brothers were released July 4, when van der Sloot’s detention was prolonged until Sept. 4, and rearrested last week.

Van der Sloot’s lawyer, Richie Kock, told The Associated Press that judicial authorities informed him a judge would decide Wednesday on the detention of his client in Aruba, a Dutch Caribbean island where suspects may be held for up to 116 days without charge.

To date “no one has been charged“.

Posted August 30, 2005 by
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