LOS ANGELES – Two brothers from Aruba who were once suspects in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway want a judge to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit brought against them by her parents.
Beth Twitty and Dave Holloway chose the Los Angeles court after the Kalpoes sued the "Dr. Phil" talk show there alleging libel and slander.
In court papers filed last week, an attorney for the Kalpoes argued that the brothers are residents of Aruba and have no ties to California and that the lawsuit against them should be dismissed.
Holloway was 18 when she disappeared on May 30, 2005, while on a trip to Aruba with fellow graduates of Mountain Brook High School, in suburban Birmingham, Ala. She was last seen getting into a car with the Kalpoes and their friend, Joran van der Sloot.
Van der Sloot and the Kalpoes were briefly jailed but released after a judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence to hold them. Months of searching failed to turn up any sign of Holloway.