The brother of murdered teenager Natalee Holloway has told how he ‘loved every minute’ of watching his sister’s killer in court.
Matthew Holloway grinned as he recalled facing off against Joran Van der Sloot for the first time since Natalee’s disappearance in 2005 on the Caribbean island of Aruba.
Van der Sloot, 36, finally admitted battering the recent high school graduate to death last month after almost two decades of uncertainty for her family.
His confession came as part of a sweetheart plea deal which saw him sentenced to 20 years in prison for extortion and wire fraud after he tried to scam Natalee’s parents out of money in exchange for information on her whereabouts.
Now in a clip from an upcoming episode of ABC News‘s Impact x Nightline, given exclusively to DailyMail.com, Matthew Holloway has revealed he was ‘so happy’ to get the chance to look into the killer’s eyes.
Matthew Holloway, brother of murdered teen Natalee Holloway, has revealed his delight at finally getting to face her killer Joran Van der Sloot in court 18 years after she disappeared
Holloway was just 16 when Natalee went missing. He said he was grateful that the Dutch national was finally facing up punishment for his actions
‘I loved every minute of it, the arraignment – that was my first time I ever go to see him,’ he said. ‘I was there, so happy that I went truly just to face him.’
‘Believe me, I wanted to shout from the back row my disgust at him. I hate the guy.
‘And then at the same time I was feeling happy that he is finally having to answer to something that he did, something that he did wrong.’
Holloway was just 16-years-old when his sister vanished. He is among a host of interviewees in the upcoming episode airing this week which explores Natalee’s disappearance.
He appears in the episode, Natalee Holloway: A Killer’s Confession, airing on Thursday alongside his parents Beth and Dave Holloway, legal experts and reporters who covered the case.
Natalee was just 18-years-old when she disappeared on May 30, 2005. The Alabama teen was last seen leaving a bar with Van der Sloot.
The Dutch national was arrested twice in connection, but released due to lack of evidence. He continuously denied any involvement in her death, stating he dropped her off at her hotel before she disappeared.
Natalee Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005 in Aruba shortly after her graduation. Her parents became alarmed when she failed to show up for her flight home to the US.
Joran Van der Sloot was sentenced to 20 years in prison for extortion and wire fraud after he tried to scam Natalee’s parents out of money in exchange for information on where her remains could be found
The killer had been serving a 28-year sentence for the murder of Peruvian business student Stephany Flores, 21, when he was extradited from Peru to the US to face trial
Van der Sloot’s Natalee confession
‘She asked to go back to her hotel but I was just trying to get dropped off a little bit further away from her hotel so we could walk back and I might still get a chance to be with her.
‘I’m with Natalee, walking along the beach. I find a space before we get to the Marriott Hotel, where I lay her down, we lay down together in the sand and we start kissing each other.
‘I start feeling her up again and she tells me no. She tells me doesn’t want me to feel her up. I insist. I keep feeling her up either way. She ends up kneeing in the crotch. When she hits me in the crotch, I get up and I kick her extremely hard in the face.
‘She’s laying down unconscious, possibly even dead, but definitely unconscious. And I see right next to her there’s a huge cinderblock laying on the beach.
‘I take this and I smash her head in with it completely. Her face basically collapses in. Afterwards, I’m scared. I don’t know what to do. I decide to put her into the ocean. So I grab her and I half pull and half walk with her into the ocean. I push her off. I walk up to about my knees into the ocean and I push her off into the sea. After that, I get out. I walk home.
However, the full extent of his sickening crime finally came to light after his extortion operation was exposed by an FBI sting operation.
Van der Sloot had demanded $250,000 from Beth Holloway in return for false information on where her daughter’s remains were.
She wired him part of the money, enabling the FBI to begin a probe which eventually lead to his arrest.
His botched extortion ploy meant that prosecutors could go after him for the financial crimes and offered him a deal which would compel him to disclose all he knew about Natalee’s death whilst protecting him from prosecution for the murder.
It was then that in chilling detail Van der Sloot calmly told detectives how he ‘caved in’ Natalee’s face with a cinder block after she rejected his sexual advances.
In a chilling audio recording, Van der Sloot described how Natalee kicked him to try and get him off prompting him to kick her ‘extremely hard’ in the face, knocking her out.
The killer then ‘smashed her head in’ before carrying her body into the water, walking in until he was knee-deep, and pushing her out to be carried away by the waves.
Addressing her daughter’s killer in court in Birmingham, Alabama, Beth Holloway said: ‘You look like hell, Joran. I do not see how you’re gonna make it … You are a killer and I want you to remember that every time that jail door slams.’
Van der Sloot had to be extradited to the US from Peru, where he is serving a 28-year sentence for the brutal murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, who he smothered to death five years to the day after Natalee’s murder.
On May 30, 2010, the Dutch national attacked Flores in a hotel room in Lima. An argument had broken out between the pair after Flores learned that he was linked to Natalee’s disappearance.
Van der Sloot grabbed her by the throat and smashed her head against a wall before smothering her with a shirt.
He was later captured in Chile and has been serving a 28-year sentence in Peru since 2012.
Van der Sloot was handed the 20 year jail term for extortion and wire fraud to run consecutively with his murder sentence.
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