Clearly with nothing to lose, the young murder suspect has admitted to extorting Natalee Holloway's parents by demanding money for the location of their daughter's body. His stated motivation: revenge.
Van der Sloot was a suspect in Holloway's 2005 disappearance, and he's now charged with the murdering Stephany Flores in a Peru hotel room. He even confessed to killing Flores, but now says he was intimidated and wants to retract the confession. But according to the AP, he now admits he demanded money from Holloway's family in exchange for the whereabouts of her body. He took two payments from Holloway's mother, one for $10,000 and one for $15,000, and then revealed a location which turned out to be fake. By way of explanation, he says,