Just what does a “monster” look like? According to Patty Priess, mother of slain 9 year old Elizabeth Olten, of St. Martins Missouri, it looks like Alyssa Bustamante!
In October of 2009, Bustamante, 15 years old at the time, strangled, stabbed and slit the throat of 9 year old Elizabeth. She used her own younger sister to lure
Bustamante could have been charged with first degree murder and sentenced to life in an adult prison with no chance for parole, but instead pleaded guilty to second degree murder and armed criminal action. Wednesday morning she was sentenced to life in prison with the chance for parole for the murder and a consecutive 30 year prison term for the criminal action charge.
Bustamante apologized to
Bustamante’s lawyers attributed her actions to the fact that she had been taking the drug Prozac for an extended period due to depression, and the drug made her prone to violence.
|Murder victim Elizabeth Olten|