Since I completed this chapter with many thoughts and probative writings from Mr. Redman regarding the Holloway Case, Sam himself has been busy with his own blog,"Sam Redman's Musings." Please check it out as there some very interesting, often timely and very well written articles by Sam who is truly a brilliant man and gifted writer:
A strange plan with mysterious documents
An essay by Sam Redman
Jamie Skeeters, the private investigator working for the Dr. Phillip McGraw television program (called the Dr. Phil Show), may have been one of the culprits in the now famous recording deception, however his role was only a small part of a much wider and more detailed set of circumstances. What we know now is that were two versions of that tape and what was broadcast internationally was clearly not a confession. It is now apparent that there is only one version of the tape which has any interest and that is the one with Deepak shaking his head in denial. As Arlene Shipper, an Aruban attorney, pointed out, this body language denial is the crux of the matter. Any other version is a lie and the altered version of the tape has no use in this case. But, there is an interesting aspect to all of this because the altered tape was planned, probably unwittingly by Dr. Phil and Beth Holloway, to be used as part of another scenario involving Aruban politics.
Dr. Phil announced on his show that his manipulated version (which he probably assumed was legitimate), was to be released as evidence to the Aruban authorities after the elections in Aruba. And although we know now that the two hour version in Dr. Phil's possession was phony (and not just his 8 second snippet), those reading about this case might wonder about what was behind the plan to turn this over only following the election results.
Around this time (and earlier) Beth Twitty (Natalee Holloway's mother) had made accusations based on documents and confessions which the Aruban police say they don't have. Beth had come to the conclusion that that the police were corrupt on the island. Beth believed that the copies of the confessions and documents which found their way into Beth's hands were real and that the police for whatever reasons, maybe related to fear of negative publicity for the island (one can only speculate) destroyed their originals. Beth based her conclusion on her experience at the police station when she and her husband at the time (not Natalee's father) confronted the police about the confessions. Jug Twitty (Beth's husband, Natalee Holloway's stepfather) and Beth described their visit to the police station, telling how they provided to the police officer quotes from Joran's "confession documents." The policeman repeatedly replied, "No, Joran didn't say that." Jug, in a later TV interview, told how they were now keeping what they had a secret, explaining that he had acquired his knowledge from copies of "confession" documents in his possession. Many observers at the time seriously questioned why Jug didn't turn those over (he could have kept his originals in a safe) to the police. That remains somewhat of a mystery. The only logical explanation assumes that they concluded that such would be pointless and that Jug and Beth were then relying on getting this information to new authorities (the police denials indicating to them that the current group was corrupt). They concluded their only hope was new officials who would be installed after an upcoming election and that these new people wouldn't continue blocking the confession documents from being considered.
Where did Beth and Jug get their confession documents? We can only assume that they came from Jossy Mansur, the primary advocate for a change in power in Aruba. One of the confessions, which might have been real, we don't know, was released, translated into English and published in Josey Mansur's Aruban newspaper. Eduardo Mansur, Jossy's son, told how they had come to possess it. He stated that it was left in an special mailbox outside of the newspaper which they own. That newspaper had been for a long time the primary voice trying to overthrow the party in power
Beth and Jug got involved in politics in a foreign country, because she (and Jug) had decided early on that Joran and the Kalpoes were guilty based on what they thought was evidence. They knew that they needed a change in power to people who would process their information, accepting its authenticity.
Evidently, the operating theory was that after the election, new factions (those whom Jossy supported) would be running the police department and the prosecution, although appointed by the Dutch, could be influenced by a new power structure. Their hope was that the new group would accept their previously suppressed evidence and Joran and the Kalpoes would be prosecuted. In a court of law, corroboration is needed often to prove intent or culpability. Two pieces of evidence are generally needed to show that the one was not something which could be interpreted wrongly. Assuming that Beth Holloway didn't know the Kalpoe tape in Dr Phil's possession was phony, they possibly were hoping for two incriminating pieces for use by a new honest administration and police department for presentation in a trial. Plus, after the election lots more similar evidence might probably appear.
But, the cruel circumstances for them was that one of those pieces of evidence which they would have used turned out to be manipulated and that cast doubt on those confessions (which might, in fact, have been authentic).
a.) The Joran "confession" documents (evidently there were several), where purportedly Joran describes raping and killing Natalee at his apartment, have been kept secret from any authorities. We assume that these were documents provided by the newspaper publisher, Jossy Mansur, based on Eduardo Mansur's admission concerning the provenance of the highly tauted first "confession." These documents were not shared with the police. Evidently they were waiting until after the election, which didn't result in a change of power.
b.) The bogus Deepak "confession" Skeeters interview was at first not turned over to the police, but aired on an internationally broadcast TV show with the announcement that it would be turned over to the police after the election.
c.) Beth Holloway has never revealed her confession documents publicly, although she has had full access to the media.
I am convinced that Beth and Jug are sincere in their belief regarding the guilt of the three young men. They have used any means necessary to get them charged and convicted. They relied on multiple documents which were provided to them which contained what they interpreted as confessions (from Joran and then Deepak). From what they thought was evidence, they made their unrelenting accusations in the media. Unfortunately for them, the Deepak "confession" turned out to have been manipulated and the elections didn't bring about a change of power. So they are left still holding those "confessions," which no one has used yet to bring anyone to trial.
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