A Missouri woman who as a teenager wrote that killing a young neighbor was an “ahmazing” thrill asked a judge on Thursday to overturn her guilty plea, saying she made it under the fear of spending a lifetime in prison.
The Cole County Circuit Court confirms that Bustamante’s attorney has been granted a continuance. No new date has been set.
The wrongful death lawsuit by Patricia Preiss was filed against Pathways Behavioral Healthcare, two employees and 18-year-old Alyssa Bustamante.
“If I could give my life to get her back I would. I’m sorry.”
Abandoned by her mother and missing a father in prison, Alyssa Bustamante had plunged to the depths of depression.
The passage was written the same day Alyssa Bustamante killed her 15-year-old neighbor.
Confessed killer’s plea takes life without parole off the table.
The Missouri teen told authorities that she strangled, cut and stabbed a 9-year-old neighbor because she wanted to know what it felt
A juvenile officer used “deceptive tactics” in interview with teenager.
Bustamante is accused of murdering a 9-year-old neighbor.