Dutch police searched the home of Joran van der Sloot today, a day after Dutch TV broadcast his video confession that he dumped Natalee Holloway's body, but a judge in Aruba denied police a new arrest warrant, ABC News reports. The judge "put the threshold very, very high because, he said, this is the third time you have asked me for a rearrest,'' said chief prosecutor Hans Moss.
Van der Sloot said last week that he lied in the videotaped confession. Nonetheless, Mos said he believes the tape, made by a Dutch journalist, would be admissible in court as evidence. Other Aruban attorneys were skeptical: "If a policeman was involved, without the proper instruction from a judge, it would not be legally acceptable," said one.