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Teen gets life with possible parole in killing
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Posted 2/8/12
Really Sad story on a teen girl who killed for the joy of it just to see how it feels to kill Whats your thoughts on this what would you do? There also a video in the link if you like to see it

http://news.yahoo.com/mo-teen-gets-life-possible-parole-killing-141938731.html


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri teenager who had described the slaying of a young neighbor girl as an "ahmazing" thrill made an emotional apology Wednesday to the girl's family and was sentenced to a potential lifetime in prison.

Moments before her sentence was imposed, 18-year-old Alyssa Bustamante rose from her chair — with shackles linking her ankles and holding her hands to her waist — and turned to face the family of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, whom she confessed to killing in October 2009.

"I really am extremely, very sorry for everything. I know words," she said, pausing to take a deep breath and struggling to compose herself, "can never be enough, and they can never adequately describe how horribly I feel for all of this."

She later added: "If I could give my life to get her back I would. I'm sorry."

Elizabeth's mother, Patty Preiss, who on the first day of Bustamante's sentencing hearing called her an "evil monster" and declared "I hate her," sat silently, staring forward as Bustamante's finished her apology.

Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce then sentenced Bustamante to the maximum possible sentence for second-degree murder — life in prison with the possibility of parole. She ordered the teenager to serve a consecutive 30-year term for armed criminal action, a charge resulting from her use of a knife to slit the throat and stab Elizabeth after she had strangled her into unconsciousness.

Elizabeth's family declined to comment about the sentencing, as did Bustamante's family.

There were no immediate indications that Bustamante planned to appeal the sentence.

Bustamante originally had been charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty last month to the lesser charges to avoid a trial and the possibility of spending her life in an adult prison with no chance of release.

Bustamante was 15 years old at the time of Elizabeth's murder in the small town of St. Martins, just west of Jefferson City. Evidence presented during her hearing revealed that Bustamante had dug a shallow grave in the woods several days in advance, then used her younger sister to lure Elizabeth out of her home with an invitation to play. Bustamante, who had hidden a knife in a backpack, said she had a surprise for Elizabeth in the forest. The surprise turned out to be her demise.


During her two-day sentencing hearing, prosecutors referred repeatedly to an entry Bustamante wrote in her journal on Oct. 21, 2009 — the night of Elizabeth's death — in which she admitted to having just killed someone.

"I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them now they're dead," Bustamante wrote in her diary, which was read in court by a handwriting expert. "I don't know how to feel atm. It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the 'ohmygawd I can't do this' feeling, it's pretty enjoyable. I'm kinda nervous and shaky though right now. Kay, I gotta go to church now...lol."

Bustamante then left for a youth dance at a Mormon church her family attended while hundreds of volunteers began a two-day hunt for the dead girl. Although she initially lied to authorities about Elizabeth's whereabouts, Bustamante eventually confessed to police and led them to Elizabeth's leaf-covered shallow grave.

Defenses attorneys had argued for leniency after presenting evidence from family members and mental health experts about Bustamante's troubled childhood. Bustamante was born to teenage, drug-abusing parents; her father was imprisoned and her mother abandoned her, leaving her in the legal custody of her grandmother.

After a suicide attempt on Labor Day 2007 as she was starting eighth grade, Bustamante was prescribed the antidepressant Prozac. Her dosage had been increased just two weeks before Elizabeth's death. A defense psychiatrist testified that the medication could have made Bustamante moodier and more violent and contributed to the murder — a theory rejected by a different psychiatrist testifying for prosecutors.

Charlie Moreland, one of Bustamante's attorneys, described the sentence imposed Wednesday as "a harsh punishment."

"This was a child who had been spiraling out of control, but has treatable conditions," Moreland said.

Under Missouri guidelines, Bustamante would have to serve 35 years and 5 months in prison before she is eligible for parole, said Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Cline. It's also possible that the more than two years Bustamante spent in jail while awaiting her sentencing could be counted toward that time.

After spending several weeks at a diagnostic prison, Bustamante could be placed in either one of Missouri's two female prisons or sent out of state. Cline said department officials also would evaluate whether Bustamante should be kept separate from other adult woman inmates.
Posted 2/8/12
"kay I gotta go to church now...lol" that stood out to me -__- yeah turn to religion like thats going to disguise what a mental bitch you are.

Posted 2/8/12
Killing a child for the thrill of it, then apologizing later when she gets sentenced. I think she should be incarcerated while getting psychiatric assistance. I doubt the dosage of some anti-depressants caused her to do this as well.
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This is just messed up and crazy What sad world we live in She did this just for the fun What the hell and sound like she was going to kill again before she got stop Hope she stays in Jail with no parole
Posted 2/8/12
Think of consequences before doing things that you will regret.
Posted 2/8/12
Some people =_= Although for some reason, I feel sympathetic.... I don't know why though?
Posted 2/8/12

haikinka wrote:

Some people =_= Although for some reason, I feel sympathetic.... I don't know why though?


I feel lamentable about this.
Posted 2/8/12

D01BCDN3 wrote:


haikinka wrote:

Some people =_= Although for some reason, I feel sympathetic.... I don't know why though?


I feel lamentable about this.


Hmmm I guess that's the word I was looking for.
Posted 2/8/12

haikinka wrote:


D01BCDN3 wrote:


haikinka wrote:

Some people =_= Although for some reason, I feel sympathetic.... I don't know why though?


I feel lamentable about this.


Hmmm I guess that's the word I was looking for.


Regretful?
Posted 2/8/12

D01BCDN3 wrote:

Regretful?


Meeeeh, you're getting further away. I don't know how to explain it?lol
Posted 2/8/12

haikinka wrote:


D01BCDN3 wrote:

Regretful?


Meeeeh, you're getting further away. I don't know how to explain it?lol


But lamentable is basically regretful. Are you telling me that it's weird and unnatural for you to feel sympathetic towards this topic?
Posted 2/8/12

D01BCDN3 wrote:

But lamentable is basically regretful. Are you telling me that it's weird and unnatural for you to feel sympathetic towards this topic?


Meeeh, not really. I can't explain it lol. It doesn't matter really lol
Posted 2/8/12

haikinka wrote:


D01BCDN3 wrote:

But lamentable is basically regretful. Are you telling me that it's weird and unnatural for you to feel sympathetic towards this topic?


Meeeh, not really. I can't explain it lol. It doesn't matter really lol


Now I feel like pestering you. O___O
Posted 2/8/12

D01BCDN3 wrote:

Now I feel like pestering you. O___O


Bring it fool! lol

It'll sound weird if I explain it, but I sorta feel sorry for this Bastastrtaafdxca girl. Again, I don't know why...

LOL I basically repeated my self
Posted 2/8/12

haikinka wrote:


D01BCDN3 wrote:

Now I feel like pestering you. O___O


Bring it fool! lol

It'll sound weird if I explain it, but I sorta feel sorry for this Bastastrtaafdxca girl. Again, I don't know why...

LOL I basically repeated my self


Oh, I think I get you now, asthmatic oinker.
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