Judge to Sentence Bustamante This Morning

8 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, February 08 2012 Feb 8, 2012 Wednesday, February 08, 2012 2:57:00 AM CST February 08, 2012 in News
By: Megan Noe
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JEFFERSON CITY- Today wraps up a case that began back in October of 2009, when 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten disappeared while walking home from a neighbor's house.

After a two-day search, then 15-year-old Alyssa Bustamante led authorities to the body.

In January, Bustamante accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to second degree murder and armed criminal action. Over the past two days, the defense argued Bustamante was mentally ill, citing Prozac usage and a troubled family history.

Yesterday, the Prosecutor asked the judge to give Bustamante life in prison. He also asked for 71 years for armed criminal action, saying that's one year for every year Bustamante stole from Olten if she had lived a full life.

Judge Patricia Joyce will sentence Bustamante at 8 a.m. at the Cole County Courthouse.

 

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