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Teen gets life with possible parole in killing
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Posted 2/8/12 , edited 2/8/12

Muppe wrote:

This tragedy brings a lot of difficult questions. I can only think of a few, but I believe there are many more.
- Can we stop these things from happening? And how? Most likely not, but we need to take a big long look at sociaty and our worship of violence.
- What do we do, with a child that has found killing to be fun?

Well, it's not easy to stop incidents like this from happening even if early warning signs are spotted. A clear example was the school shooting of Columbia High in 1999 and the Virginia Tech in 07. Both of these incidents showed signs that the culprits had serious issues.

I think peer pressure and conformity might of played some sort of role in this incident although I have no support/evidence of this. This is most likely one of the causes of the incident:


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.

With that sort of childhood, she probably didn't have a bright outlook on life
Posted 2/8/12
This girl is a sociopathic monster, who brutally killed a little girl for her own sick thrill. She should not be given a chance to be amongst society, yet instead rot in federal prision for the rest of her remaining life. It makes me sick how poor the justice system is in this country.
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LosingOrbit wrote:

This girl is a sociopathic monster, who brutally killed a little girl for her own sick thrill. She should not be given a chance to be amongst society, yet instead rot in federal prision for the rest of her remaining life. It makes me sick how poor the justice system is in this country.

Agreed here although I think there were certain circumstances that were involved that made her become the person that she is as mentioned in the article.

Also, I believe that her age was not legal enough for the death penalty. Or correct me if I'm wrong but I also think that Missouri might not have been a state that legalized the death penalty yet. So, life sentence was the alternative.
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Well of course they're trying to blame prozac. On another note, sometimes it's a good thing to let people commit suicide. In this case it may have kept the other girl alive. Then again who knows. Other then that I'm not exactly sure how to feel about this issue. On one hand I feel like I should feel sorry for all involved and on the other I feel like I should continue not caring.
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