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Monday
Nov082010

Natalee Holloway's Mom Confronts Daughter's Suspected Killer in Jailhouse Meeting

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The visibly shaken mother of missing American teenager Natalee Holloway pleads for answers from the prime suspect in the girl's disappearance in recently released hidden camera video of the dramatic, face-to-face jailhouse encounter.

"I want to know what happened and I want to move on, Joran," Beth Twitty is seen telling prime suspect Joran van der Sloot during a secretive meeting in September at Peru's Castro Castro prison where van Der Sloot is being held in connection to a Peruvian woman's murder. "I want to move on in my life and I can't close the book."

But van der Sloot offers her nothing more than a vague admission to making "bad decisions" and says he'll tell her more in a letter.

"It's very hard for me to talk to you. It's really not easy," he says in the video which was part of a recently released Dutch documentary. "I've made so many bad decisions for all the wrong reasons... I'm really very addicted to perks, especially gambling. That's why I've told so many lies."

Twitty tells van der Sloot that she's trying to help him.

"I felt like you didn't listen to me and I wanted you to tell me what happened and let me take her home," Twitty tells van der Sloot, apparently referring to the last time the two spoke in person five years ago.

"That's always been my problem," van der Sloot says. "I've never listened to anyone who's meant well for me."

After the meeting's conclusion, Twitty is left crying alone in the room, apparently no closer to knowing what happened to her 18-year-old daughter who disappeared from a school vacation in Aruba in 2005.

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