Chief Aruban Public Prosecutor (OM) Hans Mos has stated that he will appeal the decision of the judge that allowed the release of suspects Deepak and Satish Kalpoe in the case of missing teen Natalee Holloway. The judge reviewing the case stated tat there was “serious ‘objections’ against them”, but not enough to keep them in custody. It does really make one wonder just what it does take to actually hold some one in Aruba.
The examining magistrate says that it’s true that the current dossier of the two suspects contains serious ‘objections’ against them, but not enough to keep them longer in custody. Custody based on the current evidence is not allowed. This evidence was the wiping out of traces of a crime scene and the spiriting away of a body, said a spokesperson of the OM.
Amigoe, Dec 3, 2007: Brothers Kalpoe are outside again
Chief public prosecutor Hans Mos indicated that the OM will appeal the decision of the examining magistrate to release the brothers Kalpoe from custody.
ORANJESTAD – The two fellow suspects of Joran van der Sloot (20), the brothers Deepak (24) and Satish (21) are again released from custody today. The Public Prosecutor (OM) has requested an extension of the custody today, but the examining magistrate ruled against it. The OM has meanwhile announced that she will appeal this decision.
The examining magistrate says that it’s true that the current dossier of the two suspects contains serious ‘objections’ against them, but not enough to keep them longer in custody. Custody based on the current evidence is not allowed. This evidence was the wiping out of traces of a crime scene and the spiriting away of a body, said a spokesperson of the OM. The two brothers remain suspects of voluntary manslaughter or in any case, serious bodily harm that resulted in the death of Natalee Holloway.
Van der Sloot’s mother is according to reports, very happy that the two brothers are outside again, but she doesn’t know what it would mean for her son. Ten persons were arrested since the disappearance of Holloway, but nobody is officially charged yet.
Chief public prosecutor, Hans Mos finds it striking that the custody of the Kalpoe’s is not extended, while it is based on ‘almost’ the same dossier as that of Van der Sloot. “Were his objections serious enough to extend his custody? It looks like he has a different role in the case.”
Joran van der Sloot’s custody was extended with eight days early this week. An extension with 60 days will be considered late next week. The objection that his lawyer Ariean de Bie has lodged against the restrictions imposed on Van der Sloot, is meanwhile dismissed by the Common Court of the Neth.Antilles and Aruba. The restrictions were eased a little though since his arrest. He received a bible and reading matters. The request to receive visitors, like his mother, brother, a ‘different lawyer’ and friends, was dismissed. He cannot have contact with other prisoners, he cannot watch TV, he cannot make telephone calls and write letters, and cannot read current reading material, like newspapers and magazines. He is now allowed to sport under supervision.
In the meantime, the mother of Natalee Holloway, Beth Reynolds (Twitty) has arrived in Aruba. She and her former husband, Dave Holloway have a meeting with the OM today. Dave Holloway is also waiting for the arrival of a special investigation-boat to scan the seabed around Aruba again for possible traces of his daughter. The boat is expected to arrive at the end of next week and allows him to search to a three-kilometer depth. The former search action only reached a depth of 100 meters.