Remember this young lady was in the news a few years back???
A Missouri teenager who admitted stabbing, strangling and slitting the throat of a young neighbor girl wrote in her journal on the night of the killing that it was an “ahmazing” and “pretty enjoyable” experience — then headed off to church with a laugh.
The words written by Alyssa Bustamante were read aloud in court Monday as part of a sentencing hearing to determine whether she should get life in prison or something less for the October 2009 murder of her neighbor, 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, in a small town west of Jefferson City. The most poignant part of Monday’s testimony came when a handwriting expert described how he was able to see through the blue ink that Bustamante had used in an attempt to cover up her original journal entry on the night of Elizabeth’s murder. He then read the entry aloud in court:
“I just f—— 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.”
Bustamante pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action last month and faces a sentence of 10 years to life in prison with the chance for parole. Autopsy results revealed in court Monday show Elizabeth was strangled so hard it could have caused brain death, had throat slits potentially indicative of torture and was stabbed eight times in the chest.
Testifying in her defense, Bustamante’s imprisoned father described a family history of drug abuse, depression and suicide attempts. Her legal guardian and grandmother, Karen Brooke, testified how Bustamante’s mother abandoned her children shortly before Bustamante attempted suicide in on Labor Day 2007 by swallowing a large bottle of Tylenol and making hundreds of cuts on her arms — even carving the word “hate” in one of them.
After the suicide attempt, Bustamante was prescribed the anti-depressant drug Prozac. Just two weeks before killing Elizabeth, Bustamante started taking a higher dosage, which a defense psychiatrist testified could have increased her mood swings and tendency toward violence.
Wow. That little broad sounds cray cray and needs to be locked up for a long azz time!