Joran van der Sloot has finally admitted to mur*dering Alabama teen Natalee Holloway 18 years ago, bludgeoning her to death with a cinder block on a darkened beach after she resisted his se*xual advances.
Prosecutors made the shocking admission Wednesday in an Alabama courtroom before van der Sloot pleaded guilty to extorting money from the missing teen’s mother, Beth Holloway.
The Dutch citizen, 36, had long been the prime suspect in the disappearance of the 18-year-old. The blonde beauty went missing while on a graduation trip with classmates. She was last seen leaving a bar with van der Sloot on May 30, 2005.
Despite the fact that he is not charged in Holloway’s death, his confession brings an end to a case that has captivated the nation for nearly two decades.
“As far as I’m concerned, it’s over,” Beth Holloway said outside an Alabama federal courthouse.
“Joran van der Sloot is no longer a suspect in the mu*rder of my daughter.” He is the mu*rderer.”
The bereaved mother also revealed that van der Sloot admitted to her that he went home and watched p*orn after k*illing her daughter.
Van der Sloot admitted to the k*illing as part of a plea deal for extortion and wire fraud earlier this month after asking her family for $250,000 to reveal the location of her body.
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday, to run concurrently with a 28-year sentence he is serving in Peru for the 2010 mur*der of Stephany Flores.
“You changed the course of our lives and turned them upside down,” Beth Holloway said as she stood a few feet away from her daughter’s k*iller during the sentencing.
“You are a ki*ller and I want you to remember that every time that jail cell door slams.”
At one point, the brave mother turned to face the man who had so callously taken her daughter’s life.
“You look like hell, Joran,” she commented.
According to court documents obtained by The Post, van der Sloot detailed how he began kissing Holloway on the beach in Aruba after a date in a local bar in his confession prior to the sentencing.
“I begin to feel her up again, and she says no.” According to the documents, “she tells me she doesn’t want me to — to feel her up.”
“Uh, I repeat. In any case, I keep feeling her up.”
The k*iller was enraged when the American teen kneed him in the crotch, claiming he knocked her out by kicking her “extremely hard” in the face.
Van der Sloot then grabbed a nearby cinder block, admitting, “I smash her head in with it completely.”
He then said that he carried her battered body knee-deep into the surf and let her float out into the sea.
Van der Sloot had already been arrested twice in Aruba on suspicion of Holloway’s mu*rder, but had been released due to a lack of evidence. Her body was never found, but she was declared dead by a judge.
To get the deal, Judge Anna Manasco required him to come clean about the teen’s death.
“You have brutally mu*rdered, in separate instances years apart, two young women who refused your s*exual advances,” the prosecutor said.
Holloway’s disappearance on what was supposed to be a celebratory trip with friends to Aruba drew widespread attention.
She was last seen leaving an Oranjestad bar with van der Sloot before their deadly walk along the beach.
According to prosecutors in the extortion case, van der Sloot agreed to take $25,000 from Beth Holloway in exchange for revealing the location of her body, with an additional $225,000 due upon the discovery of the remains.
The confessed k*iller told the FBI in a sworn statement in 2010 that Holloway’s body was buried under gravel behind a house near the Aruba Racquet Club, but later admitted it was a lie.
He escaped from Aruba, a Dutch territory, and turned up in Peru before authorities could apprehend him in the extortion case.
Van der Sloot was later arrested in the 2010 slaying of Flores, who was also k*illed after rejecting his s*exual advances, and convicted and sentenced to 28 years in prison.
The Peruvian government agreed to extradite van der Sloot to the United States to face extortion charges, and his guilty plea was entered on Wednesday.
“The wheels of justice have finally begun to turn for our family,” Beth Holloway told reporters in June, after van der Sloot returned to Alabama.
“It has been a very long and painful journey.”
Both of the slain teen’s parents slammed van der Sloot in moving victim statements filed with an Alabama court.
“We are satisfied that our daughter died at his hands, and that he acted alone,” Dave Holloway, the teen’s father, wrote. “Questions will always linger about the extent to which others were complicit in denying us the opportunity to return Natalee’s remains to Alabama.”
“Today marks some legal accountability,” said the attorney general. “But we are convinced that a higher power will pronounce the ultimate judgment on this defendant and anyone else who helped him prevent us from bringing Natalee home.”