Aruba, you usually don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. You certainly don’t get a third.
Aruba … smear victims families and say good bye to tourism. You best get your act in gear and your defense attorneys. This is how you treat people who come to your island. We have said it for years … what is good for the three suspects is terrible for Aruba. You have much more to lose than a criminal case.
Aruba, this is the face of Aruban Tourism
Parents Holloway in conversation with OM Aruba for hours, Amigoe
ORANJESTAD – The parents of the disappeared American Natalee Holloway, Beth Reynolds (Twitty) and Dave Holloway have talked for hours with justice as well as with the police. They won’t comment yet on the contents of the conversations. The brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe were sent home on that same day.
The two fellow-suspects of Joran van der Sloot – all three are still being suspected of voluntary manslaughter on Natalee Holloway – were released one at a time from custody; Satish at 15:30 from the police station in Shaba and Deepak at 16:30 from the one in Noord.
The Public Prosecutor has meanwhile indicated that they will appeal the decision of the examining magistrate, who expressed his objection on extending the brothers’ custody. All three the boys, inclusive Van der Sloot, are still being considered suspects, but the objections are not enough to maintain the custody of the two brothers Kalpoe. Ariean de Bie, Van der Sloot’s lawyer thinks that his client will also be released soon. He doesn’t think that there is more material than the 12.5 pages of evidence that the lawyers received last week. “The incredible self-assurance of the investigators in Aruba about the evidence they have in the Holloway-case, surprises me”, said De Bie after the Kalpoe’s were sent home. It won’t be difficult for the lawyer to defend the case when it comes before the judge. “It will be a great effort though, because the dossier is big.”
De Bie is of the opinion that the OM has still not succeeded in the investigation. Especially the American side is according to him, totally underexposed. “Natalee Holloway has a very active mother and an arms merchant as stepfather that apparently has contacts in the White House. The FBI did some interrogations in the US, but not thoroughly enough. There are many questions to be asked on this.”