Teenager charged with murdering a 9-year-old girl

By Taryn Thomas

A grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo. indicted a 15-year-old on Wednesday of first-degree murder of her 9-year-old neighbor, USA Today reported.

Alyssa Bustamante was accused of murdering her neighbor Elizabeth Olten. Bustamante is accused of strangling the girl, cutting her throat and stabbing the girl. The murder took place Oct. 21. 

If she is convicted she could be sentenced to life in prison.

ABC reported that Bustamante confessed to the crime and said she did it so she would "know what it felt like to kill someone." 

She is being held without bond in Cole County jail. 

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by thoma816 published on November 19, 2009 10:23 AM.

Cancer scientist is "Belle de Jour" was the previous entry in this blog.

New Moon Sets Records is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.