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Ruling in Andrews’ murder conviction could impact Bustamante

State Supreme Court upholds St. Louis teen’s murder conviction, sentence

The Missouri Supreme Court’s ruling last week in the case of a St. Louis teen’s first-degree murder conviction could have an impact on Cole County’s Alyssa Bustamante case.

She’s the St. Martin’s teen charged with killing Elizabeth Olten, 9, in October 2009. Bustamante was 15 when the crime occurred — she will turn 17 next month.

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By a 4-3 decision, the state’s high court upheld Antonia A. Andrews’ first-degree murder conviction and prison sentence of life without parole in the 2007 shooting death of a St. Louis police officer when Andrews was 15.

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