But Joseph Tacopina, a advocate for apprentice Joran Van der Sloot, said his applicant was not amenable for the Alabama teenager's death.
"There was no confession, no acceptance of a abomination by Joran on any of these tapes, which is actual telling," Tacopina told US arrangement ABC's show, Good Morning America.
In the abstruse recordings advertisement in the Netherlands, Van der Sloot said Holloway, 18, was bashed and began afraid and angled bottomward on the bank as they were kissing in May 2005.
"Suddenly she started afraid and again she didn't say anything," Van der Sloot said in Dutch, abacus that he did not annihilate her. "I would never annihilation a girl."
He said he approved but bootless to animate her. He said Holloway looked asleep but he could not be abiding she was not still animate back a acquaintance took her away.
He said he acclimated a pay buzz abutting to a hotel's pond basin to alarm the acquaintance and asked for advice in administration the body. The two put Holloway's anatomy into a boat. The acquaintance took it out to sea and pushed it into the water, Van der Sloot said.
Last week, Van der Sloot said he was lying in those conversations and denied accepting a allotment in Holloway's disappearance.
Natalee's mother, Beth Twitty, told ABC the footage will acquiesce her to "take added abundance in alive what absolutely happened".
"For the aboriginal time I acquainted that it put an end to my daydream and the daydream was the not knowing," she said. "I feel as admitting now I can activate the aching and the healing action for accident a child."
Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, was aftermost apparent abrogation a bar with Van der Sloot and two Surinamese brothers hours afore she was due to lath a flight home.
The three were arrested but appear for abridgement of evidence. Prosecutors absolved their case adjoin them, adage they lacked affirmation alike to prove a crime.
The footage drew a almanac admirers of aloof over seven actor people, a almanac for a non-sports broadcast.