ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Gary Giordano will appear in a closed court hearing today. Aruban authorities say they plan to pursue criminal charges against him, calling him a "suspect in a suspicious death."
A judge there will decide if there is anough evidence to keep Giordano in custody for another 8 days.
If the judge feels there isn't enough probable cause, Giordano could be released and free to return home to Gaithersburg.
Over the weekend FBI agents searched his million dollar home, leaving with laptops, paper files, and cellphones-- items that may or may not hold clues to Robyn Gardners dissappearance.
A lawyer is calling for the release of a U.S. tourist detained in Aruba in connection with the disappearance of his travel companion.
Attorney Michael Lopez says there's no evidence on which to hold Gary Giordano in the presumed death of 35-year-old Robyn Gardner. Lopez says Giordano has provided all the information he can.
Giordano's lawyer released his statement Sunday, a day ahead of a detention hearing for his client. A judge last week ordered Giordano held eight days while authorities investigated Gardner's disappearance. Prosecutors have said they will ask for another eight days at a closed hearing Monday so that they may continue their investigation.
Giordano has said Gardner disappeared while snorkeling off the Caribbean island.
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