The mother of Natalee Holloway entered a maximum-security prison in Lima, Peru, this week and confronted the Dutch man who remains the lead suspect in the Alabama teen's 2005 disappearance on the Caribbean island of Aruba.
Beth Twitty entered Castro Castro prison Wednesday — reportedly without registering as a visitor — with a Dutch television news crew to talk with Joran van der Sloot.
"But he refused, so there was no interview," said van der Sloot's attorney, Maximo Altez.
Van der Sloot is charged with killing a woman in Peru on May 30, five years to the day that Holloway, then 18, disappeared while on a high school graduation trip in Aruba.
Van der Sloot has told several people he was involved in Holloway's disappearance, only to later retract the statements.
U.S. law enforcement officials say he extorted $10,000 from Twitty after offering to lead her lawyer to Holloway's body in Aruba, then used the money to fly to Lima.
Van der Sloot has said in various interviews that he is a pathological liar.