Natalee Holloway’s Murderer Confesses to the Crime After Nearly Twenty Years

Natalee Holloway's Murderer Confesses to the Crime After Nearly Twenty Years

( – Convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot confessed on October 18 he killed Natalee Holloway, who disappeared while on vacation in Aruba. The information was revealed by a federal judge in Alabama, who accepted van der Sloot’s guilty plea agreement in an extortion case targeting the victim’s family.

According to his confession transcript, the convicted murderer shared raw details of Holloway’s last moments. He told Alabama authorities that the teenager repeatedly refused his sexual advances while both of them were on the Aruba beach. The Dutch national admitted that the last time she rebuffed him, he smashed her head with a cinderblock and then dragged the body into the ocean on the Caribbean Island.

The federal judge said van der Sloot confessed this crime in an October 3 interview, where he recounted the entire incident and revealed he was getting angry with Holloway because of her rejections. The convicted murderer also said he “completely” smashed her head with the “block” he grabbed.

When asked what happened after that, van der Sloot told authorities he realized what he had done and dragged the teenager to the ocean until he felt he was “knees deep.” He said he pushed her off and then walked home like nothing happened.

Holloway was 18 years old when she was killed in May of 2005 after going on a trip to Aruba with her high school classmates from Birmingham’s Mountain Brook. The last time she was seen in public, she was exiting a bar on the island with van der Sloot. He apologized to her family in court and said he wasn’t the man he used to be during those years.

Outside the courthouse, the victim’s mother told reporters that her daughter’s case had finally been solved after nearly two decades. She also said that van der Sloot caused “indescribable pain” to her family.

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