A three-member panel of Aruban judges ruled today that the two brothers who have been arrested more than once in the Natalee Holloway case should remain free, which may mean trouble in the investigation into the disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway. The panel turned down a request from prosecutors to reverse the decision of a judge made last week in the case against the two brothers.
The panel of judges said that the case against Deepak and Satish Kalpoe fails to show whether or not Natalee Holloway died as the result of a crime. The trouble that prosecutors may have now is the fact that Joran van der Sloot may not be able to be held as well. Van der Sloot was slated to have a hearing on Friday but at a request from defense attorneys he will get his hearing tomorrow, Thursday December 6th.
The decision of the court in this matter is final and does not allow for further appeals but it does not stop further investigation or prosecution later.