Beth Holloway met with Joran van der Sloot in Miguel Castro Castro Prison on Wednesday of this week, according to CNN. CNN reports Lima Maximo Altez, Joran van der Sloot’s attorney, as suggesting that officials almost forcefully brought Joran to meet with Beth Holloway. This isn’t good. While Beth Holloway may have a personal right to meet with Joran van der Sloot, this meeting may give him more legal ammunition against Peruvian authorities. Will Joran van der Sloot cite this near-forced meeting as a violation of his legal rights? If Joran van der Sloot feels that such a claim will help his case, you can bet that both he and his lawyer will make such a claim.
The good news, though, is that CNN cites Altez as claiming that Joran van der Sloot ended the meeting at some point and handed Beth Holloway his lawyer’s business card. This certainly points out that Joran van der Sloot knows his rights, but who would ever doubt that. Such information does call up the issue of Joran van der Sloot’s meeting as being almost forced, though. If Joran van der Sloot knew he did not have to talk to Beth Holloway, why did he wait to give her his lawyer’s business card? Too, what does Beth want from Joran van der Sloot, at this point? Does Beth Holloway really believe that she can get any information from Joran van der Sloot?
Surely, Beth Holloway does not believe that Joran will suddenly have a change of heart and tell the whereabouts of her daughter, Natalee Holloway? Does Beth Holloway hope to hear some type of confession from Joran van der Sloot? He’s in enough hot water without further complicating his predicament. Beth Holloway seems like a smart woman, so maybe she really doesn’t believe that she’ll get anything out of Joran van der Sloot. Why did she visit him in Miguel Castro Castro Prison? According to CNN, Beth Holloway’s lawyer John Q. Kelly, Beth could have been just trying to let Joran van der Sloot know that she wasn’t going away just because he was in Peru.