Bustamante lawyers respond to Supreme Court filings

Alyssa Bustamante's lawyers filed more comments Wednesday with the state Supreme Court, again arguing the St. Martins teen is entitled to a court order granting her the right to continue her education, even as she waits in jail for her murder trial next year.

But, Janet M. Thompson of the Public Defender's office in Columbia wrote in a five-page brief, if the high court agrees, "the question of out of which pocket the funds will come to pay for (her) education is not before this Court."

Instead, she said, the high court's only issue right now is Bustamante's right to get that education.

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