After two long days of hearings, it took just 31â„2 minutes for Alyssa Bustamante to apologize to Elizabeth Olten's family for murdering Elizabeth 271â„2 months ago, then hear Judge Patricia Joyce order her sentences.
On Wednesday, Joyce sentenced Bustamante to life in prison for her Jan. 10 guilty plea to second-degree murder, and to 30 years in prison for pleading guilty to the armed criminal action charge.
She also ordered that the charges be served consecutively - that is, the second sentence doesn't start until the first one ends.
Because parole is possible on both charges, the numbers require more explanation, involving a little math.
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