Bustamante Education Issue Under Consideration

8 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Wednesday, September 08 2010 Sep 8, 2010 Wednesday, September 08, 2010 11:35:13 AM CDT September 08, 2010 in News

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A state appeals court will consider whether a central Missouri teenager should be allowed to continue her education while awaiting trial on a charge of murdering her 9-year-old neighbor. The Western District appeals court agreed Wednesday to accept written arguments on the request from attorneys for 16-year-old Alyssa Bustamante. A Cole County judge has twice denied requests to let Bustamante enroll in a distance learning program from jail to complete her high school degree. Bustamante is being tried as an adult. She has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder for the October slaying of Elizabeth Olten. Law officers say Bustamante confessed in a police interview and led them to Olten's body in a wooded area west of Jefferson City.

You can see the court document released today below:
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