A recording and transcript of Joran van der Sloot’s confession were entered into the court record on Wednesday as he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
A U.S. judge says the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway had to tell prosecutors what happened to the teen as part of a plea deal.
Holloway’s parents said they hope the extortion case will finally lead to answers in the 18-year-old's 2005 disappearance.
Joran van der Sloot is wanted in the U.S. on one count each of extortion and wire fraud, the only charges to have ever linked the Dutch citizen to Holloway’s disappearance.
Joran van der Sloot is the prime suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of the Alabama student on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Aruba.
Beth Holloway claims she was "utterly destroyed" by "heinous" and "false" statements about her missing daughter.
The bone was found during a recent search for Natalee Holloway.
A California lawsuit adds a new twist to a mystery wreaked by false leads and fabricated confessions.