A judge in Aruba today granted the prosecutions request to hold Joran van der Sloot for an additional eight days on the suspicion of manslaughter in the investigation of the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway during the summer of 2005.

He was arrested on Wednesday in the Netherlands and flown to Aruba Friday where he spent the weekend in jail awaiting a court appearance.

Who else is talking about Natalee? Let’s see…

I just came across this little story at Jezebel thanks to c.a. Marks over at Alabama Improper. I guess whoever wrote the original story was offended by something on the menu where they had ‘four great reasons to eat here’ and number four was ‘your daughter might be here’ and since the writer of the story had been on a self-professed ‘Holloway Tour’ all day they assumed that the menu was a direct jibe at the missing Natalee Holloway. I don’t know, it could be, but did you bother to ask how long they had that particular menu? I have actually seen that exact thing on different menus at several different bars and I am pretty sure that there weren’t missing women from all of them that they were making fun of. Personally it seems that the writer  was feeling guilty about being on their ‘Holloway tour’ and had to put that guilt on someone else. People get jealous and possessive in exactly the same manner when they have been fucking around on their significant other. It’s something like Transference.

…Most of what I find on other blogs is basically the same thing I have here, just rehashing shit that’s already been on the news…

Found this article over at ABC News. Apparently lawyers for Satish Kalpoe are claiming that prosecutors are just rehashing old evidence by claiming that they have new technology and that it might not be legal. It certainly is legal and new evidence or old who gives a shit. If there is enough of it to prove beyond a reasonable doubt to a judge then that’s all prosecutors need.

Prosecutors also feel that they have enough evidence to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that Natalee is dead, even without having a body.

Scared Monkeys, as usual, has quite a bit of information as well as opinion and I agree with them on most if not all of it. According to lawyer L. van den Eeden, who represented Joran van der Sloot in the Netherlands, his client was very emotional before departing the Netherlands for Aruba…

He has just got his life together. This arrest has now undone that like a bolt from the blue.
L. van den Eeden

Also, according to their (Scared Monkeys) Radio Daily Commentary the mainstream media (and all of us re-spouting MSM stories are butchering some of the facts in the case.