November 25th, 2011
11:03 AM ET

Prosecutors can't hold man in missing-woman case, Aruban judge rules

A judge in Aruba has turned down prosecutors' request to hold American Gary Giordano for 30 more days while authorities continue to investigate the August disappearance of his traveling companion, Robyn Gardner, his attorney told CNN Friday.

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  1. Thomas

    The FBI will escort him off the jet on arrival to the USA ,
    Who takes out life insurance on a weekend date ?

    November 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • wiz

      Maybe they are both in on the insurance fraud, she is hiding untill he gets the $$.

      November 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    "And what are YOU doing in a place like this?"
    That was the line I got thrown back at me by a singer in a sort-of st-
    rip club in Missouri when I was 21 and on my first long business trip.

    November 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • tj

      And your point is...

      November 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pam

    Completely agree! Straight forward and absolutely true!

    November 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. checi

    I can never to to Aruba. I'm afraid that if I swam in the ocean, I would accidently step on someone's skull or rib bone. The skeletons are not in the closets, they're on the ocean floor.

    November 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ipmutt

    This is the kind of news we are getting to keep us from hearing about Obama's lack of leadership in getting the debt crisis resolved. The mainstream media is also hiding the fact that Obama has take 60 billion dollars raised to help fund the health care plan of his and is having it used for other things. What an unholly aliance we have.

    November 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      @ipmutt....let's hear you plan to fix the economy and why haven't you done anything to get your plan in the hands of the proper people??

      November 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mitch

    Food stamps cannot be used to purchase cigarettes, booze, drugs, big-screen TV's, cell phones or even ready to eat food, softdrinks, dishsoap or toilet paper. Free education is rare and many expenses are not taken care of without loans. There is little hope of having money to pay off loans as the number of jobs going offshore is increasing. I have my education but there are no jobs for american citizens.

    November 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • NyteShayde

      Wrong story.

      November 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dejah

    Hey IPMutt, way to stay off message! You're in the wrong discussion and you're wrong anyway. Do you know how to read?

    November 25, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tj

    I would like the world to know that Americans are caring people who each strive to be the best they can. Unfortunately, there are those, like de Bunker, who are unintelligent, unteachable, scared individuals who lash out with hateful devisive racist rants the same way any frightened animal will attack to protect itself. We still try to care for these people too. It's called ethics. Unfortunately they teach others like Pam the same behaviors and so we need to be especially mindful that these people too need their psychological as well as their physical needs met. We willl not let you die alone, de Bunker et al!!

    November 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. spoo

    free education ?? go to one of those "free" schools in poor towns ... you seem to forget that education in this country is paid with property taxes so, poor towns have poor schools which reinforce the cycle of poverty...... your ignorant diatriba just shows your tolerance of poverty as long as is someone else's ...

    November 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • theboss59

      I agree with you, what should be done is all the schools should get the same amount of money. This the poor have a shot in life, but there has to be many changes before this could happen here are a few examples. first no more illegals in our schools – second if a student acts up and disrutps the class they have to go – third let the people self segragate lets keep it real blacks, browns and whites have different ways let them go to there own schools. If this was done there would be no more excuses, all would get the same education.

      November 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. davey jones

    Aruba two deaths, both by foreigners in what ten years. USA 1000 a day?

    November 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. shinden58

    Help to end a lack of justice in Aruba. If enough tourists boycott Aruba, Aruba might change it's laws so that people like this and Jordan van der sloot can be held longer.

    November 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • davey jones

      you cant hold people in the states with out evidence either also the usa has a 1000 times the murder rate so who should the world boycott.

      November 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Keep It Real


    Food stamps can't be used for the things you mention, but last I checked, there was a healthy trade in food stamps. A little cash for a lot of food stamps. Then a fella or gal can get whatever floats their boat.

    November 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. G

    Archie, you are right on! God Bless you!!! I am by no means rich but have a six figure income which mostly goes to pay taxes. I still budget my money, pay as little as possible for the food I buy, wait in lines behind the baby momma that has vouchers for milk and baby formula, etc. I have no problem that she is taking advantage of the benefits, that is what they are there for. As for Mitch, you must be in Oakland in a tent hold up on someone else's property waiting for what? I dont think you even know! The baby momma in line has two stacks of items. One she can buy with the free benefits and the other which includes the beer, cigs, sodas, junk food, all the crap her 18 kids grabbed on the way to the checkstand (1/2 of which she leaves on top of the register for someone else to put away because she cant add to know she doesn's have enough money). She pays with this crap because her Homie or is it Homey, let me check my Urban Dictionary either works for in cash and doesnt report it or stole from someone because they are complaining that there are no jobs. Bad "free" schools are not the issue, just like guns are not the issue – Lazy azz people that bilk the system are the issue!

    November 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      All I can say is, yo sure is
      a smart shopper!

      November 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Johnson

    Stay away from Aruba! It is a dangerous Island, especially for women. A totally inept Police Force.

    November 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Aruba has a low crime rate and is a fantastic place to vacation. I'd love to see some facts that would deem their police force inept. Two women went missing over a ten year period so it is a dangerous island and the Police are to blame? People go missing every day in this the US.

      November 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Penny252

      Aruba is about the size of a postage stamp and the cops can't police it? LOL!

      November 25, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Do you feel better now that you've got that out of your system?

    November 25, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
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