Hearing Delayed in Alyssa Bustamante's Murder Guilty Plea
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A court hearing has been rescheduled for a request to vacate, correct or set aside the guilty plea of a Missouri teen for killing her 9-year-old neighbor.
Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the October 2009 killing of Elizabeth Olten. Bustamante now is 19 years old and was 15 at the time. They lived in St. Martins, just west of Jefferson City.
Online court records show a hearing scheduled for Friday has been moved to Jan. 30.
Bustamante was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole and ordered to serve a consecutive 30-year term for armed criminal action. She was initially charged with first-degree murder, which carries a sentence of life without parole.