Dutch paper: Van der Sloot admits extortion - CNN.com: "'I wanted to get back at Natalee's family,' van der Sloot said from prison in the Dutch interview. 'Her parents have been making my life tough for five years.'
'When they offered to pay for the girl's location, I thought: 'Why not?'' he said.
Van der Sloot faces a count of wire fraud and a count of extortion in the United States for allegedly trying to extort more than $250,000 from Holloway's family in return for the location of her body. He has denied responsibility for her disappearance.
He was arrested twice in Aruba in connection with the Holloway case but has never been charged.
The 22-year-old Dutch citizen is awaiting trial in Lima, Peru, where he stands accused of killing Stephany Flores in a hotel room."