Defendants Ask for Personal Property in Bustamante Case

7 years 7 months 52 minutes ago Tuesday, October 19 2010 Oct 19, 2010 Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:05:48 PM CDT October 19, 2010 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Alyssa Bustamante's lawyers were in Cole County Circuit Court today for a status hearing. Her attorneys asked the State of Missouri to release Bustamante's personal letters and documents to her family.  Prosecuting Attorney Mark Richardson says he's still going through these documents. Both parties and Judge Patricia Joyce agreed to a Dec. 2 meeting. Neither Alyssa Bustamante nor her attorneys were in court today. Bustamante is charged with last year's murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten. She has pleaded not guilty. Bustamante's trial is set to begin in May, though another court case involving the teenager will be decided much sooner. Bustamante's lawyers want the Supreme Court of Missouri to order the Cole County Sheriff to let Bustamante continue her education.  The Missouri Prosecuting Attorney's office filed a motion Tuesday evening saying, however, the Cole County Sheriffs Office is not responsible for her education. Today the judge said the Supreme Court's decision would not affect the May start date for the trial.

You can read the complete court documents from today here:
10/19 Bustamante Filings

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