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Beth Holloway believes Joran van der Sloot’s confession to murdering daughter Natalee was ‘corroborated’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Beth Holloway believes that Joran van der Sloot’s confession to murdering her daughter Natalee in Aruba is corroborated.

Van der Sloot confessed to the murder of Natalee Holloway as part of a plea agreement to extortion charges revealed Wednesday. Natalee Holloway was 18 years old when she went on a senior trip to Aruba with Mountain Brook High School. She was last seen leaving a bar with van der Sloot, but was never found.

A transcript of van der Sloot’s confession paints a disturbing account of Natalee Holloway’s death. Van der Sloot admitted to crushing the teen’s head with a cinder block on the beach after she refused sexual advances. He said he then dragged her unconscious or lifeless body into the ocean before leaving the scene.

During an Oct. 3 interview with prosecutors, van der Sloot stated that he grabbed the block after becoming angry that Natalee Holloway wasn’t going along with his sexual advances. “I smash her head in with it completely,” he told prosecutors.

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Dutch national Joran Van der Sloot arrives for a hearing at the Lurigancho prison in Lima on January 11, 2011. The trial for Van der Sloot, accused of killing a young Peruvian woman in 2010 and who also is a suspect in the disappearance years earlier of an American woman in the Caribbean, continues in Lima. (ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP via Getty Images)

But van der Sloot lied to Beth Holloway about where her daughter’s remains were located, according to U.S. prosecutors. The alleged extortion scheme took place between March 29, 2010, and May 17, 2010. He pleaded not guilty to the charges after a June hearing when he was temporarily transferred from Peru to the United States.

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz and Samantha Daigle contributed to this report.

Adam Sabes is a writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to Adam.Sabes@fox.com and on Twitter @asabes10.

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