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BETH HOLLOWAY TWITTY, MOTHER OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY: We want justice, and we have to recognize the fact that, you know, this crime has been committed on the island of Aruba and we know the perpetrators.
JORAN VAN DER SLOOT, LAST SEEN WITH NATALEE HOLLOWAY: I only knew her for one night. I should have just stayed home and this wouldn`t have happened to me. It would have happened to another person.
DAVE HOLLOWAY, NATALEE HOLLOWAY`S FATHER: There are some statements out there that one of her friend`s alibis does not match up. Both things lead me to believe that he knows more than what he`s telling us.
TWITTY: We just have to, though, keep going. The only way we will get justice for Natalee is if we do keep going.
VAN DER SLOOT: I just hope that the truth coming out.
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GRACE: Well, Joran Van Der Sloot, maybe it will. Apparently, there is yet another witness now behind bars in Aruba that claims he observed the murder of Natalee Holloway. Can he be trusted? Is he for real?
Joining us right now is Natalee`s mother, Beth Twitty. Beth, thank you for being with us.
TWITTY: Hi, Nancy.
GRACE: Beth, every time you discover that there is a new witness, does your heart jump and think maybe there is an end to this?
TWITTY: Well, you know, I was thinking about that just a while ago while I was listening to your show. And, you know, for the first six to nine months, I didn`t believe anything. I always knew and was able to remain guarded.
But I`ll be honest. The longer it goes on, I think that I`m a lot more vulnerable now to just latching onto things that I hear when I know if, I can really stop and keep myself grounded, that, you know, it`s not true. And it`s probably leading nowhere with this new witness. But I just can`t help but let myself go the longer the time passes.
GRACE: Well, recently, Joran Van Der Sloot, the chief suspect earlier named by the Aruban police, who seemed to have botched the case from the very get-go, was in New York and was served with legal papers. Take a look at this.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Back off. Back off. It`s official. Keep walking, bro. Just keep walking.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: These are legal papers.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Please don`t touch me. Please don`t touch me.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Don`t you put your hands on me. Don`t you put your hands on me, pal.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: These are legal papers, you understand? You understand me?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is a legal process, and you`ve been served.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Fine.
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GRACE: That is private investigator Bo Dietl trying to serve legal papers on Joran Van Der Sloot, the Aruban judge`s son, who was once named the prime suspect in the disappearance of an American girl, Natalee Holloway.
With us, Natalee`s mom. Beth, you seem to me like you are not be putting a lot of credibility in this new witness, Carlos from Colombia`s, statement. What is his statement? What does he claim to have seen?
TWITTY: Well, I think what he was conveying to some of the persons that have interviewed him was that he`s actually an eyewitness as to what happened or what transpired that night. And I think that he was describing a tall male. And the young lady he was with, he thought at the time, could have been Natalee.
And I think he had some pretty detailed accounts as to what happened. And it even led to the recovery -- I believe John had mentioned earlier -- a recovery of a cable that was from the location where this witness described that he had seen this activity transpire between these two individuals.
And I think that was sent to the forensic institute in Holland. No, we have not heard back, though, any results as to, you know, what they found from this piece of cable.
GRACE: To the Holloway Twitty attorney joining us tonight, a veteran trial lawyer himself, John Q. Kelly. John, thank you for being with us.
JOHN Q. KELLY, HOLLOWAY FAMILY ATTORNEY: Sure, Nancy.
GRACE: John, tell me about the cable that was found as a result of Carlos, the witness`s story, the alleged witness?
KELLY: Well, Carlos took the Aruban police to the location. He indicated that he had witnessed certain events. He had indicated that he saw the male take a female body, dispose of it at sea, and dispose of it by weighting it down with some steel cable.
They actually had Aruban divers go into the sea at that location, recovered steel cable matching generally the description given by the eyewitness. So that was a form of corroboration.
They`ve x-rayed the cable. They`ve sent it to the Netherlands forensic institute for further testing. And, you know what, Nancy? It`s been two months, and we haven`t heard anything about the results of that testing, which is sort of par for the course, but we`d like to hear something.
GRACE: Well, according to Beth, as well as Natalee`s dad, they never tell them anything. Why do you think this would be any different, John?
KELLY: Well, you know, I`ve had a line of communication with Karen Janssen, the prosecutor. And, you know, everything just takes so long. Remember, the search in the sand dunes took six months. You know, I`ve been waiting on the results of the cable examination for a month and a half now. And they just sort of move at their own pace and don`t realize, you know, you`ve got a family that`s very anxious, going through hell here, and lot of other people who want to see some justice done and get some answers here.
GRACE: Let`s go to our producer, Eric Marrapodi. Eric, what else does this guy, Carlos the Colombian, as he`s referred to, what else does he say he saw?
ERIC MARRAPODI, NANCY GRACE PRODUCER: Well, this young man says that he saw the murder of Natalee Holloway and the disposal of her body, as John was explaining. And what`s important is to how much detail he gave in that statement. And that`s really what`s at issue here and whether or not those details can be corroborated.
Nancy, a source very close to the case tells me tonight that the devil is in the details, that some of those details that he`s claiming to have seen, the investigators believe are just too detailed for him to have seen from his vantage point.
GRACE: Right. Let`s go to Kelly in Texas. Hi, Kelly, what`s your question?
CALLER: Yes, I would like to ask Beth Holloway how does she deal with every day of not having her daughter and how does cope with...
GRACE: OK, thanks, Kelly, for calling in.
To Beth Twitty, response?
TWITTY: Well, I mean, we really rely on the supporters. And it`s just been amazing, their endless support for the family. And I mean, days are difficult. Some days, especially, you know, when it gets quiet for a couple of weeks. You really begin to get discouraged that, you know, that this will just be forgotten and Aruba will not be accountable for any action that, you know, had taken place on their island.
And, you know, it`s difficult to have that hope that, you know, we will get to the bottom of it. But, you know, we just rely on the supporters to continue to keep us going.
GRACE: And, Keith Lindsay, what do you do as a prosecutor when you`ve got a witness that has credibility problems but also has some valid points? How do you deal with that?
LINDSAY: Well, I think that the more points of corroboration that you can place in front of a jury in a visual manner that has been corroborated by the investigators, by the physical evidence, of course, will also bolster his credibility. But if you can`t corroborate his testimony, and if he`s got a motive to lie, then, of course, you have real problems.