Twitty carried a hidden camera in the prison, and was accompanied by a Dutch TV journalist who's apparently doing a piece on Natalee.CBS reports that Peruvian authorities are currently detaining Twitty, and while sneaking into a prison is obviously ill-advised, I have to hope that this grief-stricken woman receives a light punishment.I also wonder about the motives of the TV reporter, who allowed Twitty to put herself emotionally and legally at risk for the benefit of a story.
According to CBS, Beth Holloway Twitty somehow got into Peru's Castro Castro Prison, where van der Sloot is being held for the murder of Stephany Flores.
Van der Sloot was also the main suspect in Natalee Holloway's disappearance, and though he was never charged in that case, he has admitted to extorting Holloway's parents by claiming he knew the location of their daughter's body.
So it's kind of strange that Twitty has "no hate" for him — but that's what she said in their five-minute encounter.
She also asked him questions about her daughter, all of which he refused to answer.
It would be pretty disturbing if a still-grieving mom went through this fruitless and potentially dangerous ordeal just because someone thought it would make good TV.
Natalee Ann Holloway (born October 21, 1986) disappeared on May 30, 2005, during a high school graduation trip to Aruba, a Caribbean country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
An American student from Mountain Brook, Alabama, Holloway graduated from Mountain Brook High School on May 24, 2005, shortly before the trip.
Upon further investigation by authorities, Van der Sloot was arrested twice on suspicion of involvement in her disappearance and the Kalpoes were each arrested three times.
Due to lack of evidence the three men were released without charge after each arrest.