January 5, 2009
Joran van der Sloot Never Confessed!
Dutch journalist Peter De Vries’ videotaped interview with Joran van der Sloot was recently covered again in The Final Hours of Natalee Holloway: E! News Special on cable. Having objectively viewed the so-called taped confession, John would have to agree with the Arubian authorities that Joran never made a confession. It was simply a botched sting operation.
Joran very skillfully avoided directly admitting to anything. Under the Rules of Evidence, what Peter De Vries did was ask Joran leading questions. Peter said for example: Joran , did you dump Natalee’s body into the ocean? And, only at that point would Joran say: Yeah. There was no reason to believe that Joran would not have said yes to anything in order to get more drugs for free. Never once did Joran on his own admit to anything. It is just plain wishful thinking to say otherwise. Further, there were positively two conflicting stories being given by Joran . One time Joran said, the mystery person met him on the beach, presumably after getting out of an automobile. And, in another account he indicated that the mystery accomplish arrived at the beach in a boat.
Most important of all, Joran never identified who as a partner in crime disposed of Natalee Holloway’s body in the ocean. In short, who with absolutely no notice given was in a position to show up at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning, that had quick access to a boat? Perhaps, nobody? Joran van der Sloot is simply another gifted liar who successfully used telling a long series of lies and conflicting stories as a delaying tactic. Which lie told by Joran is more believable? Objectively, there was nothing more credible about this so-called confession than any of his other accounts. He could simply have been bragging about the rather common belief that Joran had contacts all over Aruba. Maybe, he didn’t?
But, if the video taped interview was in part true then it appears that Natalee Holloway succumbed to a combination of alcohol intoxication and an adverse drug reaction to GHB, or anther date rape drug, which would account for the severe shaking and going into a coma like state that was reported repeatedly by Joran.
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