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Bustamante Diary Describes Killing as “Amazing” and “Enjoyable”

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Alyssa Bustamante

Alyssa Bustamante

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX/AP) - A journal entry written by the mid-Missouri teen convicted of killing her 9-year-old neighbor offers a chilling look at the killer’s thoughts after the murder.

The passage, presented in court Monday during the sentencing hearing for 18-year-old Alyssa Bustamante, was dated Oct. 21, 2009 the day a then-15-year-old Bustamante stabbed and strangled young Elizabeth Olton.

The passage read: “I just (obscenity) killed someone. I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them now they’re dead. 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. Kay, I gotta go to church now…lol.”

The entry was scratched out, but a forensic expert deciphered the writing.

Elizabeth’s mother, Patty Preiss, tearfully pleaded with the judge to give the maximum sentence possible to Bustamante, whom she repeatedly described as an “evil monster.”

Bustamante pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action last month. She is 18 now, but was 15 at the time of the murder. She is being sentenced as an adult.

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