UPDATE: Bustamante's Hearing to Be Closed
COLE COUNTY - The hearing scheduled for Allyssa Bustamante on Tuesday, Aug. 23 will be closed to the public and press.
According Marilue Hemmel, court administrator, some of the motions pending in the case contain "suppressed" information. If this information were to be made public, it could affect the decisions of the jury come trial.
According to a media release by the Circuit Court of Cole County, Bustamante's defense requested documents on the defendant's behalf.
Shortly after, officials rescheduled a new hearing to take a second look all the requests and motions in swing for the case.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
Bustamante is on trial for the murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten in Jefferson City.
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