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November 6, 2010

Beth Twitty confronted Joran van der Sloot in prison and it was all caught on camera

Filed under: True Crime, TV shows — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 6:48 am

Update Nov. 9, 2010:

Entertainment Tonight had more on Monday night about Beth Twitty’s confrontation with Joran van der Sloot, back in September.  This part of the documentary showed that Joran abruptly ended the session and walked out. (Apparently, the story that the confrontation was stopped by prison officials is untrue.) After Joran walked out, Beth broke down and cried.  Throughout the  confrontation, Joran had kept his cool and didn’t get emotional as he said all the right things, like “I should have learned from my mistakes, yada, yada, yada…”

After Joran was out of the room, Beth talked to herself, with tears streaming down her face, as she accused Joran of taking everything from her: her daughter, her husband, her life, etc., etc., etc.   It never occurred to her that SHE was the one who took everything from Joran and ruined HIS life.  He was 17, with his whole life ahead of him, when Beth decided that he had murdered her daughter.  Joran spent time in jail twice, but was released each time for LACK OF EVIDENCE. 

My original post:

Last night, I watched bits of the documentary aired by the TV show Entertainment Tonight after the show purchased the film from the Dutch network SBS6.  In the documentary, Beth Twitty, the mother of Natalee Holloway, the teenager who disappeared in Aruba five years ago, is shown as she confronts Joran van der Sloot in prison in Lima, Peru.  The whole thing was very strange, to say the least.  

The documentary film was shot in September when Beth and a Dutch TV crew allegedly “SNEAKED” into the Castro Castro prison in Peru.  The documentary film shows Beth being wired up with a hidden microphone and hidden cameras being put into place in a private visiting room.  This means that the Dutch TV crew had the permission of someone to do all that in advance and they didn’t just sneak in.  Allegedly, the prison officials eventually realized what was going on and ordered Beth and the TV crew to leave, but not before she had gotten plenty of footage of Joran.

Allegedly, Joran went berserk after his encounter with Beth Twitty, and attacked a prison guard while attempting to escape.  Yet, in the film that was shown on Entertainment Tonight, Joran appeared to be completely calm and composed.  Was he sedated before his talk with Beth?  Did he go berserk because the sedative wore off a couple of hours later?

In the documentary film, Joran is shown sitting impassively for four minutes, while Beth Twitty blathers on and on about how Joran will have to stay in prison until he is 60 years old. She implies that if he confesses to Natalee’s murder and tells her where to find Natalee’s remains, he will not have to be in prison until he is 60 years old.

Finally, Joran speaks, in perfect English, and he is perfectly calm and reasonable.  It seems that he knows that he is on camera and he seems to be comforting Beth and telling her what she wants to hear.  Except that he is not so foolish as to confess to a murder that he didn’t do.

Joran van der Sloot was 17 years old and just graduating from high school when Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba on her graduation trip.  Joran was allegedly the last person to see Natalee alive, and based on that, her mother has determined that he murdered her, although there is no evidence whatsoever that Natalee is dead.

Now Joran is being held at Castro Castro Prison in Peru on charges that he murdered 21-year-old Stephany Flores in his Lima hotel room on the 5th anniversary of Natalee’s disappearance.   This time, the victim is known to be dead and Joran is allegedly the last person who was with her.  Joran confessed to the crime, but now he wants to take back his confession.

The motive for the murder of Stephany was that Joran became enraged when she confronted him with Natalee’s alleged murder. So why would Beth Twitty, or anyone in their right mind, go into a room alone with a young man who allegedly murdered a woman because she confronted him?  Joran is 6 foot 5 and muscular; he could have killed Beth with one blow before the guards could stop him.  Yet, in the documentary film, Beth does not seem to be afraid to taunt Joran by repeatedly telling him that he is going to be in prison until he is 60 years old.

The documentary footage shown last night is the second part of a series already shown on Dutch Network SBS6. Dutch crime reporter Peter de Vries, who set the whole thing up, said that last night’s film is part of an ”incredible journey with Beth.”

Beth Twitty told reporters that she had exchanged e-mails with Joran van der Sloot in March, and that he had promised to tell her the location of Natalee’s remains for $250,000.  She advanced him $15,000 and he used that money to go to Peru for a poker tournament.

Was Beth hoping that Joran would go to the poker tournament so that she could set him up to confess to Stephany?  Stephany Flores was from a prominent family in Peru and Beth Twitty might have known that she was a poker player who could entice Joran to take her to his hotel room.  Was this another plot by Beth to get Joran to confess to the murder of Natalee?  Why would Stephany, who was a lesbian, go to a hotel room with a famous alleged murderer?

In the documentary, Beth is shown speaking in a very hateful way about Joran.  For example, she says she wants to “rip the skin off his face.”  She vows that she will never leave Joran alone, but will continue to harass him for the rest of his life.  Joran comes off in the film as a normal person but Beth appears to be completely insane.


  1. Joran played Beth Twitty like a fiddle. She’s apparently quite gullible.

    Comment by michellefrommadison — November 19, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

  2. Did the writer of this article also believe that OJ was innocent??
    Beth has been TORMENTED for YEARS about what happened to her daughter. If Joran was not guilty, his story wouldn’t have changed 300 times! Now that he has been proven to be a murderer, and a complete psychopath as the first reply stated, it’s pretty clear who is REALLY insane! The first person who replied is RIGHT ON with their comments and observations. Even Joran’s mother doesn’t visit him – get real would you?

    Comment by Brenda Filipchuk — November 19, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

  3. Have they locked up the real criminal Beth yet?

    Comment by michellefrommadison — November 12, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

  4. The author of this article is completely dillusional. What do you mean there is ‘absolutely’ no proof natalie is dead?
    You moron. Isn’t having never been seen since considered something.
    Joran is a spoiled, narcisitic
    psyhcopath that has been PROVEN to be a murderer. Beth Twitty is a grief stricken mother looking for the body of her beloved daughter so she can bury her.

    Comment by anne — November 7, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

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