After the decision of the judge to hold Gary Giordano suspect in the case of the missing American preparations were on the way to transport him to the main jail in Aruba. After a few minutes he was brought outside by the officers and was put in a white van. The van transported him to KIA which is the Aruba main jail. Here he will sit for another 16 days.
Arubaherald.com confirms that on Monday Afternoon the judge of instruction in Aruba decided that the arrest of American Gary Giordano will be prolonged. This prolongation is valid for up to 16 days. The prosecutors managed to convince the judge of instruction that they need Gary Giordano to remain arrested. Gary was being held at the San Nicolas Police station but will now be sent to the main jail in Aruba.
Missing woman text to travel companion: “Take Me Out Of Here”
Gary Giordano received an sms with the words “Take Me Out Of Here” from Robyn Gardner. He went online, googled for a destination, chose Aruba and booked their trip. It was odd that Robyn wanted to continue traveling, because she had just returned from a trip with her friends. She told her boyfriend she was going to Florida and instead came to Aruba with another man.
Michael Lopez: The Department of Justice at this time does not have any basis to request prolongation of his detention
As you know our client G.G. was detained on the 5 th of August at the airport in Aruba and charged with assassination/homicide of his friend L.R.G.. Today, 9 days later, 4 voluntary interviews, 2 site visits, and more than 30 statements coming from different sources including witnesses and professionals, we can not deduce that there is hard proof to sustain a demand by the public prosecutor against our client.
Attorney Michael Lopez and client did not expect the case to become so complicated
In a conversation with Gary Giordano's lawyer, mr. Michael Lopez, he said that Giordano gave an extensive statement to police on Friday and asked them if he should change his flight and stay a few more days on Aruba. The police did not answer him, but when his client was leaving Aruba that afternoon, police detained him at the airport.
Investigation into the possible drowning of an American woman
On August 2, 2011 at about 6.23 PM (local time) 911 received notification of a possible drowning of a woman. The traveling companion of this woman, a man G.V.G. stated that they were going snorkeling behind Nanki Country Club and that at a given moment he had signaled his friend to swim back to the beach. He stated further that the woman had not reached the beach together with him and apparently had remained in the water.
Attorney David Kock: Grupo Sol Melia might take government to court if not given a fair chance
Attorney David Kock, representing the Sol Melia Group, said if the government does not treat his client fairly, they will take the government to court. The group was in negotiations with the previous government to take over and develop the property that was formerly Bushiri Hotel. The government has changed and, the attorney says, this government has said “no” firmly to all attempts of the group to continue negotiations.
Juan Junior "Blauw" Quant was led before the judge on Friday. He is being accused of attempt to murder his partner; he had shot her three times. The investigation has not been completed yet and the prosecutor requested for more time. The case is now scheduled to begin on September 23, 2011.
The public prosecutor of Aruba confiscated a speed boat in Aruba when a routine check had officials discover 3 barrels of fuel on board. This amount is not normal and is suspected to be contraband. During the past months it has become very usual that boats from Aruba travel to the coast of Venezuela to buy cheap fuel. The boat return of re-sell the fuel. This is illegal and now the public prosecutor will keep the fuel barrels and state a fine for the owner of the boat.