elizabeth olten http://kbia.org en Alyssa Bustamante seeks to appeal guilty plea in 2009 murder http://kbia.org/post/alyssa-bustamante-seeks-appeal-guilty-plea-2009-murder <p></p><p>A Missouri teen who pleaded guilty to killing her 9-year-old neighbor wants the pleas to be vacated, corrected or set aside.</p><p>Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action for the October 2009 killing of Elizabeth Olten in St. Martins, just west of Jefferson City. Bustamante was 15 at the time.</p><p>Bustamante's attorney contends the teen's due process rights were violated and that she faced cruel and unusual punishment. The lawyer also asserts Bustamante's public defenders were not effective. A hearing was scheduled Friday in Jefferson City. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:40:21 +0000 Associated Press 43711 at http://kbia.org Alyssa Bustamante seeks to appeal guilty plea in 2009 murder Wrongful death lawsuit filed involving Bustamante case http://kbia.org/post/wrongful-death-lawsuit-filed-involving-bustamante-case <p>The mother of a killed 9-year-old Missouri girl has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a mental health clinic that provided services to the teenager who killed her daughter.</p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:52:07 +0000 Associated Press 23606 at http://kbia.org Wrongful death lawsuit filed involving Bustamante case More details from Bustamante investigation released http://kbia.org/post/more-details-bustamante-investigation-released <p>Authorities investigating the October 2009 disappearance of a Missouri girl had seized muddy clothes and shovels from the home of a neighboring teenager who later confessed to killing and burying the girl, according to secretly filed court documents obtained by The Associated Press. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:28:30 +0000 Associated Press 8845 at http://kbia.org More details from Bustamante investigation released Bustamante apologizes; receives life in prison for Olten murder http://kbia.org/post/bustamante-apologizes-receives-life-prison-olten-murder <p>A Missouri teenager who had described the slaying of a young neighbor girl as an &quot;ahmazing&quot; thrill made an emotional apology Wednesday to the girl&#39;s family and was sentenced to a potential lifetime in prison. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:20:08 +0000 Associated Press 8500 at http://kbia.org Bustamante sentenced to life in prison http://kbia.org/post/bustamante-sentenced-life-prison <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) &mdash; A central Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:46:37 +0000 Associated Press 8424 at http://kbia.org Drugs may have been involved in Olten slaying http://kbia.org/post/drugs-may-have-been-involved-olten-slaying <p>Attorneys for a Missouri teenager who admitted killing a young neighbor girl are contending that a troubled childhood and an antidepressant drug may have contributed to the murder. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:05:02 +0000 Associated Press 8339 at http://kbia.org Family of Elizabeth Olten disappointed by plea deal http://kbia.org/post/family-elizabeth-olten-disappointed-plea-deal <p>Relatives of a slain 9-year-old Missouri girl are disappointed by a plea agreement that could allow her confessed killer to be released from prison someday. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:14:56 +0000 Associated Press 6787 at http://kbia.org Family of Elizabeth Olten disappointed by plea deal