Joran van der Sloot has finally admitted to killing Natalee Holloway after nearly 20 years of questions, speculation, and a true crime drama that spanned the globe.
is reporting that the 36-year-old Dutch citizen finally confessed the truth of Natalee’s murder to her heartbroken parents in a federal court in the United States on Wednesday (October 18).
And the details of the young Alabama teen’s murder are nothing short of horrifying.
van der Sloot confessed that he snuffed out the 18-year-old girl’s life by bludgeoning her to death — then watched pornographic movies to celebrate her murder.
The revelation came when van der Sloot pleaded guilty for trying to extort money from Natalee Holloway’s parents in exchange for information about how he killed their daughter.
However, Joran van der Sloot also claimed that he “found Jesus Christ,” that he was no longer the person who killed Natalee Holloway, and he begged for forgiveness.
“I would like to take this chance to apologize to the Holloway family, to apologize to my own family, to say I hope the statement I provided brings some kind of closure to everyone involved,” he said.
“I am no longer the person I was back then.”
Holloway’s parents, however, weren’t forgiving towards the Dutch citizen.
“You terminated her dreams, her potential, her possibilities, when you bludgeoned her to death in 2005,” Beth Holloway, Natalee’s mother, told van der Sloot in court. “You didn’t get what you wanted from Natalee, your sexual satisfaction, so you brutally killed her. I paid my daughter’s killer money. That’s shocking. I don’t think anyone can really wrap their mind around what that means.”
Judge Anna Manasco also revealed that Holloway’s parents would never find their daughter’s remains, but didn’t elaborate on what that meant.
van der Sloot was serving a 28-year sentence in Peru for the 2010 murder of another woman when he was extradited to Alabama to answer the extortion charges. Manasco sentenced him to 20 years in prison for the extortion scheme.