Alyssa Bustamante Murder of 9 Year Old Elizabeth Olten : Ultimately, she stated she wanted to know what it felt like”
What evil lurks in the hearts of some people?
What makes their heart so black that they would take the life of another just to know what it was like? Now compound the issue with the fact that it was a 15 year old girl that murdered an innocent 9 year old girl with premeditated malice aforethought.
Alyssa Bustamante – jail
15 year old Alyssa Bustamante strangled, stabbed, cut the throat and murdered 9 year old Elizabeth Olten. Why? According to Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Rice, “Ultimately, she stated she wanted to know what it felt like!”
Rice, who interviewed Bustamante in the days after Elizabeth’s disappearance, said she confessed to investigators and led them to the fourth grader’s well-concealed body in a wooded area near their neighborhood in St. Martins, a small town west of Jefferson City.
A Cole County judge ruled Wednesday that Bustamante, who has been held in Missouri’s juvenile justice system, should be tried as an adult. Hours later, the teen was indicted on adult charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for allegedly using a knife to kill Elizabeth. A judge later entered a not guilty plea on Bustamante’s behalf and referred her to the public defender’s office.
15 year old Alyssa Bustamante has been indicted for 1st degree murder of 9 year old Elizabeth Olten. Why type of dark individual plots such an act and then follows through with it? There had to be red flags yet once again we see that no one intervened. The end result, a murdered 9 year old and a 15 year old whose life is over.
Alyssa Bustamante dug two holes in the ground that she would later use for a grave on the Friday prior to the murder. This cold hearted, dark individual then attended classes and plotted the murder of he 9 year old neighbor Alyssa Bustamante.
9 year old Elizabeth Olten went missing on October 21, 2009.
Alyssa Bustamante plotted and murdered Elizabeth Olten with malice and aforethought just to know what it death felt like. UNREAL. One might say that she could have saved the family and friends of Elizabeth Olten much pain if Bustamante had practiced on her self instead. Who does this? Better than that, how could no one around her have seen the signs? Bustamante had tried to commit suicide at the age of 13.
Yet Bustamante had tried to commit suicide at age 13 and had been receiving mental health treatment for depression and cutting herself, said David Cook, the chief juvenile officer in Cole County. Once, she led her family to believe she was attending a local church event when she instead sneaked off to a concert in St. Louis, about two hours away, Cook said. On one or two other occasions, Bustamante spent the night in the woods without permission, he said.
After her arrest, Bustamante tried to cut herself with her own fingernails while being held in juvenile custody, said her appointed juvenile defense attorney Kurt Valentine.
Bustamante was ordered held without bond pending her trial. If convicted of first-degree murder, she would be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Sadly, there is no death penalty as Alyssa Bustamante’s curiosity with knowing what death felt like could have been provided to her as justice for her crimes.
And in typical defense attorney speak … appointed juvenile defense attorney Kurt Valentine said that if placed in an adult jail, “We are throwing away the child and we are signing a death sentence for Alyssa,” Maybe Alyssa Bustamante should have contemplated that consequence before she did the crime and took the life of an innocent 9 year old in such a heinous manner. One might say that Bustamante is already a lost cause.
He argued Bustamante should remain in the juvenile system, where she could potentially be rehabilitated before being set free by age 21. Valentine warned that Bustamante would either kill herself or be assaulted and killed by others if she were placed in an adult jail cell or prison.
“We are throwing away the child and we are signing a death sentence for Alyssa,” Valentine said. “She is not going to survive her time in the Cole County jail.”
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