(Aggregate News Network)

In a sensational twist of events, convicted killer Joran van der Sloot has finally come clean, confessing to the chilling murder of Natalee Holloway. The shocking revelation was made today in a federal courtroom in Alabama, where van der Sloot pleaded guilty to extortion charges targeting Holloway’s family.

The federal judge presiding over the case disclosed that van der Sloot’s confession was recorded, and the heart-wrenching moment when Natalee’s mother listens to it will forever haunt the memories of those present in the courtroom. In a dramatic turn, van der Sloot apologized to the grieving Holloway family and pledged to cooperate with law enforcement in solving the mystery of Natalee’s disappearance. He even consented to undergo a polygraph test to validate his claims.

Natalee Holloway, just 18 years old at the time, vanished without a trace during a senior trip to Aruba in 2005. The last person seen with her was none other than van der Sloot himself, who now remorsefully declares, “I am no longer the person that I was.”

In a scathing rebuke, Judge Anna Manasco confronted van der Sloot about another unrelated murder, telling him, “You have brutally murdered, in separate incidents, years apart, two young women who refused your sexual advances.” The courtroom was left in stunned silence.

While the extortion and fraud charges were deemed “heinous” by Judge Manasco, an astonishing plea deal emerged, where federal prosecutors agreed not to use van der Sloot’s confession against him for any other purposes.

After 18 agonizing years of uncertainty, Natalee’s mother addressed reporters outside the courthouse with tears in her eyes, declaring triumphantly, “Joran van der Sloot is the killer!” She delivered a powerful victim impact statement, condemning van der Sloot for taunting her family and causing immeasurable pain, concluding with a haunting reminder, “You are a killer, and I want you to remember that every time that jail door slams.”

Van der Sloot, a 36-year-old Dutch national, had been charged with extortion and wire fraud in the United States for attempting to sell false information about Natalee’s remains to her mother in 2010. Beth Holloway, who had dedicated her life to seeking answers about her daughter’s disappearance, lost her job and teaching license during her relentless quest for justice. She implored the court to impose the maximum sentence and financial restitution for the ordeal she endured.

Van der Sloot was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with his release date now set for June 9, 2043. He will serve his U.S. sentence in Peruvian custody and, if released earlier, will continue his sentence in the United States. In a shocking revelation, van der Sloot waived his right to appeal both his conviction and sentence, sealing his fate.

Judge Manasco wasted no time, ordering the U.S. Marshals to swiftly deport van der Sloot from American soil, ensuring that he faces the consequences of his gruesome actions.

As the world watches this astonishing courtroom drama unfold, justice finally seems to have caught up with the infamous killer. Van der Sloot’s confession has brought closure to a heartbroken family and stunned the nation, leaving us all to wonder what other secrets lie hidden in the depths of this dark saga.