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Natalee Holloway Suspect Sought in Peru Murder

  1. Jun 2, 2010 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Monique

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    I can't believe the story: you book a hotel room on your name, you murder a woman in there and just leave? It might be true or not, the investigation should give an answer.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2010 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    The Peruvian police have issued an arrest warrant.

    Also strange,
     
  5. Jun 2, 2010 #4

    Monique

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    Also to add to it, his father passed away in the past year. As you may know his father played a large role in the Holloway case. If this murder scenario is true he may in fact want to be caught, but it's all speculation.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2010 #5

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    Oh. So he won't have any help this time?
     
  7. Jun 2, 2010 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    And how did his father die?
     
  8. Jun 2, 2010 #7
    very sloppy. seems the boy has some serious problems. some people turn violent when drunk. even saw a paper on why, recently.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2010 #8
    Or, since he has gotten away with this sort of thing before he is just getting cocky and feeling above the law. From the interviews he gave during the Holloway case he sounds sociopathic.
     
  10. Jun 2, 2010 #9

    Monique

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    A heart attack during a game of tennis. Someone dear to him who protected him fell away, that can have a severe impact on someones mind and actions.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2010 #10

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    He's just been arrested.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2010 #11
    So in other words he probably killed Holloway? Why wasn't he arrested for that?
     
  13. Jun 3, 2010 #12

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    Oh boy. Now we'll get to learn how the justice system works in Peru?
     
  14. Jun 3, 2010 #13
    No, they never found that he had killed Holloway, so extrapolating beyond what is reasonable, they won't find that he killed this girl either. I think they didn't prosecute in Aruba because of a lack of evidence.
     
  15. Jun 3, 2010 #14
    severe (bad) with some people--in other people it drives them toward goals with a purpose


    as far as van der Sloot, it's too bad castration isn't allowable as a part of the punishment
     
  16. Jun 3, 2010 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    From what I've heard about prisons in Peru, I wouldn't make any assumptions in that regard.
     
  17. Jun 3, 2010 #16

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    I've always believed that killers should be executed in the same manner as their victims. Unfortunately it's called cruel and unusual when it's applied to the killer. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Jun 3, 2010 #17
    I'd vote for that
     
  19. Jun 3, 2010 #18

    Ivan Seeking

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    The purpose of the law is to maintain order, not to extract retribution. Beyond any moral objections to a system no better than a ruthless killer, there is the additional problem that no system is perfect. Like a ruthless killer, a system based on retribution is sure to victimize the innocent. But the crime would be even more egregious than that of the killer, because presumably the killer is sick or defective. We, on the other hand, have no excuse for condoning this crime.
     
  20. Jun 3, 2010 #19
    Especially mass murderers.
     
  21. Jun 3, 2010 #20
    yes, but there are always 'excuses'/ reasons why people do the things they do--for anything they do
     
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