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Teen Killed 9-Year-Old Girl to Find Out What it Was Like
Kansas City.Com ^ | January 14, 2012 | David A. Lieb

Posted on 02/08/2012 9:41:30 AM PST by IbJensen

Alyssa Bustamante

A Missouri teenager who told authorities she wanted to know what it felt like to kill pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder, telling a judge that she strangled a 9-year-old neighbor with her hands, stabbed her in the chest and cut her throat with a knife.

Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Oct. 21, 2009, killing of Elizabeth Olten in St. Martins, a rural town just west of Jefferson City.

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Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce then asked Bustamante to describe what she did.

“I strangled her and stabbed her in the chest.” Bustamante said in a clear voice, looking straight at the judge.

“Did you cut her throat too?” the judge asked.

“Yes,” Bustamante responded.

9-year-old Elizabeth Olten - Cole County Sheriff's Department

Bustamante, who is to turn age 18 on Jan. 28, was 15 at the time of the slaying and lived just a few homes down the road from Elizabeth. She told the judge Tuesday that she knew what she was doing when she strangled Elizabeth with her hands and used a knife to attack her. Upon hearing that confession, Elizabeth’s mother Patty Preiss – who was sitting in the courtroom just a few feet away – took a deep breath and dabbed her eyes with a tissue. The child’s mother was there to hear that… that’s gotta be a rough one for a parent to hear. This whole thing is senseless. If it were my child, I don’t know if I would ever got over something like this. Preiss wore a purple shirt with her daughter’s picture and the words “Justice for Elizabeth.” She left the courthouse without talking to the media.

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: child; murder; psychoteen
I hate stories like these. When I read senseless crap like this, I don’t sleep well for days. What the hell was going through that sick little head? Treated for depression? Appropriate punishment for a 15-year-old girl with her history and background?

Who gives a damn what this nutty little bitch’s story was? She stalked a child and tortured and killed her for her own amusement! 10 -30 years, to life with possibility of parole? Does anyone believe she’s going to be any “better” in another 10 years or so? What happens to animals who are locked in a cage with other animals for a decade or so? Do they come out into society any better? or do they reoffend?

No mention of where the girl’s mom and dad were, only mention of grandma being the legal guardian. This just reinforces my point, that parents play a crucial role in guiding these little screwheads into adult hood. YOU HAVE TO BE THERE! If you made the little killer, you have to raise her as well.

1 posted on 02/08/2012 9:41:37 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

On Prozac. Nearly every one of these heinous are committed by children on prescribed drugs. Just another form of child abuse.


2 posted on 02/08/2012 9:46:21 AM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: IbJensen

It’s time for the teen to see what torture feels like, right before her death.


3 posted on 02/08/2012 9:46:59 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: upsdriver

On Prozac. Nearly every one of these heinous *crimes* are committed by children on prescribed drugs. Just another form of child abuse.


4 posted on 02/08/2012 9:47:37 AM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: IbJensen

Sadly, I’m not sure if there’s any redemption for this girl, but I’m not a psychiatrist. Perhaps if someone brought some faith into her life, but apparently there is no one to do it.

In a sick, bizarre way, it’s almost like she was crying out for attention.

Prayers for the little girl who is gone, and for her family.


5 posted on 02/08/2012 9:48:01 AM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: IbJensen

Satanic.


6 posted on 02/08/2012 9:51:38 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: proud American in Canada

The killer was taught throughout her public school education that she, and her victim, are nothing more than “evolved goo”,

so what’s the big deal with killing evolved goo?

Ideas have consequences. Worldviews have consequences. Assumptions of origins have consequences.


7 posted on 02/08/2012 9:51:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen
No mention of where the girl’s mom and dad were, only mention of grandma being the legal guardian. This just reinforces my point, that parents play a crucial role in guiding these little screwheads into adult hood.

I submit that her parents were mentally ill, possibly through drug use - but what I have noticed is that like animals - when inferior specimens reproduce, the result often has the worst traits of both parents.

We are going to see more and more of this. Smart adults (Doctors, engineers, scientists, chemists, biologists, ect) are marrying later, and having fewer children. Stupid, irresponsible and mentally dysfunctional people are reproducing like flies. In days past; the successful people has large families - they could care and provide for these people. Less successful people may have had many offspring, but their inability to provide for them, meant that fewer survived. As in everything else in the world - survival of the fittest is the rule.

Today, we have programs in place that ensure that the least 'fit' people are cared for, in fact to the extreme that many on the gov't dole have more disposable income, than working families have. Thus, we are seeing the productive members of society intentionally restraining themselves from having large families - to concentrate on a quality of life for themselves. This is just a symptom of a much larger problem.

8 posted on 02/08/2012 9:58:41 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: IbJensen

Another Aileen Wuornos. Expect Hollywood to make a movie celebrating her life story then throw each other awards on Oscar night like some sort of sick satanic celebration.


9 posted on 02/08/2012 10:00:38 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: upsdriver

that is baloney

if heinous kids are on antidepressants it is because it is a desperate attempt to treat them for major issues that emerged before the “prozac” was prescribed

sometimes it doesn’t work, sometimes it backfires, but you cannot blame “prozac” for sociopathy nor accuse parents of children on prescribed psychiatric medications of child abuse

my bet is you have never lived with diagnosed bipolarity, depression, or worse


10 posted on 02/08/2012 10:02:33 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: IbJensen

Dead eyes.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 10:06:52 AM PST by Ramius (.)
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To: IbJensen

it sounds like the monster’s little sister is lucky to be alive.
The monster dug two graves, and then sent her sister to invite Elizabeth to play.
In her confession she kept using the plural...she killed “them”.

she must’ve been planning on killing two, then spared her sister.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 10:10:25 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Hodar

even “normal” bright high achieving loving parents are producing more and more kids with autism-type disorders, clinical attention deficit, premature puberty etc

something is going on in the food chain or the environment and we the sheeple are not being told the truth

not to mention that all the popular media, music, TV and cultural influence on our kids is a SEWER. That disturbed kid could watch 100 graphic murders a day on prime time family TV and katy bar the door if she had an unmonitored computer


13 posted on 02/08/2012 10:11:03 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: MrB

——Ideas have consequences. Worldviews have consequences. Assumptions of origins have consequences.——

Fortunately, the voice of conscience and/or the fear of punishment poses enough of an obstacle to a darkened intellect to prevent horrific actions like this, in most cases.

My teenage influences were TV, school, Sunday church, and rock music. My heroes were Jesus AND Mick Jagger. My mind was so conflicted, that it was difficult for me to act with ANY purpose, so, like so many confused kids, I went with the flow. But I lived with psychic anguish that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

I spent my twenties (unknowingly) searching for the truth. By a long and circuitous route, thanks be to God, I found the perennial philosophy of St. Thomas.

Hence the screen name.


14 posted on 02/08/2012 10:11:12 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: IbJensen

There should be an automatic “kick in” clause that when any child is convicted of murder, the adults in charge of their care are automatically brought in for questioning about the parenting or “custodial” care of the child.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 10:11:41 AM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: IbJensen

In an America not upside down, the public ought to see what it is like when Alyssa Bustamante gets the needle.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 10:12:16 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: IbJensen

Kinda reminds me of this case:

Why Did Eric Kill (video):
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=660422n


17 posted on 02/08/2012 10:16:08 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: IbJensen

I bet we will read about her years down the road after she commits a heinous crime following her early parole.


18 posted on 02/08/2012 10:21:42 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: IbJensen

She should receive the same treatment her community would provide to a rabid dog which was running loose in a populated area.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 10:32:53 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: upsdriver
“Nearly every one of these heinous are committed by children on prescribed drugs”

Citation?

20 posted on 02/08/2012 11:04:55 AM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Hodar
We are going to see more and more of this. Smart adults (Doctors, engineers, scientists, chemists, biologists, ect) are marrying later, and having fewer children. Stupid, irresponsible and mentally dysfunctional people are reproducing like flies.

Mike Judge is the prophet of our times.


21 posted on 02/08/2012 11:09:54 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Scotswife

What makes my blood run cold is the fact that this girl actually looked into the 9 year old’s eyes while she killed her. She had to be close and watching her while she chocked, stabbed and then cut her throat. I’m not a psychiatrist but seems to me this girl either wanted to be a serial killer (thus the two graves) or is well on her way to becoming one. IMHO.


22 posted on 02/08/2012 11:25:46 AM PST by momtothree
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To: beaversmom
Kinda reminds me of this case:

Why Did Eric Kill (video): http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=660422n

The murder of Derrick Robie by Eric Smith happened in my neck of the woods, south of Rochester. It was an awful, senseless murder. Here's the memorial statue of Derrick that was erected in him memory by the baseball field in Savona, NY, not far from where Eric Smith murdered him:


23 posted on 02/08/2012 11:27:38 AM PST by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Isn’t it amazing how the world just comes into focus when you ask for and allow the Truth to enter your life?


24 posted on 02/08/2012 11:38:27 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: rochester_veteran

Immediately thought of that tragedy in the Southern Tier as well. I can still picture the news stories showing Smith and tryng to reconcile what/why this little red haired kid with glasses could do such evil.


25 posted on 02/08/2012 11:46:11 AM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: starlifter; silverleaf

Citation?

Here’s something to chew on.

http://drlwilson.com/Articles/WHY%20KIDS%20KILL.htm

Prescribing drugs to these depressed, troubled children didn’t solve a damn thing. It only masked a problem and made it worse. We load up our children with poisonous foods and then try to cure them with more poison. I stand by my original statement.


26 posted on 02/08/2012 11:53:11 AM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: MrB

-—Isn’t it amazing how the world just comes into focus when you ask for and allow the Truth to enter your life?——

Yes. The search was painful, but immeasurably worthwhile. I now have deep, unshakeable faith, because I’ve considered and rejected virtually everything else.

I understand that I should never fear truth, in any form, and that any apparent contradiction in the faith is just that, apparent. I also learned to live without contradiction.

“I ain’t hiding from nobody, nobody’s hiding from me.”

When you fully believe that Jesus is who He claimed to be, and you know that God is Goodness Itself, He can only will what is good for you, so there is no conceivable reason to disobey Him. In time, you find that, in obeying Him in good times and bad, you are truly happy, and no earthly circumstance shakes you. Surprise, surprise. Maybe God knows what He’s doing...

I am also understanding of and sympathetic toward confused youth.

Anyone honestly searching for the truth is a friend of Jesus. Even an honest, seeking, atheist.


27 posted on 02/08/2012 12:04:29 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: MrB

I left out an important part of my journey.

My freshman year of college, I was majoring in a high-paying field (which wasn’t my calling) and had a beautiful girlfriend. I thought I had it made. I remember where I was when I said to myself, “I’m all set now, God. I’ll get back to you before I die.” The thought of it still gives me a chill. My life started to fall apart shortly thereafter.

The bottom fell out. Four years later I was in a black depression, but at my lowest, most hopeless point, I offered my most sincere prayer: “God, please help me!”

Looking back, that was the clear turning point in my life.

I share this story with the hope that it will benefit someone else.


28 posted on 02/08/2012 12:37:36 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: dfwgator

Yup ... ripped that to my iPad ...

“It’s got Lectra’-lytes” ...


29 posted on 02/08/2012 12:49:03 PM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: upsdriver
“I stand by my original statement.”

In other words, you are making it up as you go.

You stick with voodoo, let the grownups stick with science.

BTW, Dr. Wilson also advocates and has a how-to for coffee enemas.

30 posted on 02/08/2012 12:59:38 PM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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31 posted on 02/08/2012 1:14:57 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: momtothree

we were watching a documentary a couple of weeks ago about the BTK killer.
When he was asked about his first murders - the killing of the Otero family, he said the same thing this girl said.
He wanted to know what it felt like to murder someone.
He liked it.
This girl liked it too.

They should never let her out.


32 posted on 02/08/2012 1:18:10 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife
Prosecutors also cited journal entries in which Bustamante described the exhilaration of killing Elizabeth.

"I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them now they're dead," Bustamante wrote in her diary, which was read in court by a handwriting expert.

"I don't know how to feel atm. It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the 'ohmygawd I can't do this' feeling, it's pretty enjoyable. "I'm kinda nervous and shaky though right now. I gotta go to church now...lol."

Should never be released. Never.

33 posted on 02/08/2012 7:30:39 PM PST by BlackVeil
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