The judge reasoned Friday that “the new evidence, together with the existing evidence in this case, produce serious grounds for the suspicion of some kind of aiding and abetting, of covering up the traces of a crime committed or of the disposing of a corpse,” prosecutors said.
But people accused of those crimes do not qualify for pretrial detention under Aruban law, Mos told reporters. He noted that on Monday, the same judge approved van der Sloot’s continuing detention based on the same evidence.
“Apparently, the judge sees a difference between the third suspect and these two suspects,” Mos said, since the judge concluded the evidence against the Kalpoes was not strong enough to warrant their continued detention. (CNN)
The sick game continues on the island of Aruba. Who knew that Aruba was a catch an release fishing hole? The Kalpoe brothers have once again been ordered released from jail by the judge presiding over the case of missing teen, Natalee Holloway .
ORANJESTAD, Aruba – A judge on Friday ordered the release of two brothers suspected in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, ruling that the evidence wasn’t strong enough to continue holding them, a prosecutor said.
Satish and Deepak Kalpoe, who were re-arrested in the case for a third time last week, were to be released from jail by Saturday.
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (CNN) — Two of the suspects being held in connection with Natalee Holloway’s presumed death will be released from custody by Saturday.
Satish Kalpoe is one of two brothers rearrested in the case in Aruba.
1 of 3 Prosecutors wanted Deepak and Satish Kalpoe held in Aruba for another eight days, but a judge rejected their request Friday.
The decision was “a bit of a setback,” said Hans Mos, Aruba’s chief public prosecutor. But it does not change his plan to decide by the end of the year whether to prosecute anyone in the Holloway case.
“We had hoped for a longer period to confront these suspects with the material we have against them, but this is the way the law says it must go,” Mos said