February 8, 2012
Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Bustamante is escorted out of the Cole County Courthouse to a waiting sheriff’s vehicle, which took her to the Missouri Eastern Women’s Prison in Vandalia. Bustamante was sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison on Wednesday for second degree murder and armed criminal action in the 2009 murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.
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"If I could give my life to bring her back, I would," those are the words from Alyssa Bustamante to the family of her victim, Elizabeth Olten, prior to Bustamante receiving a life sentence in prison for the killing that took place in October 2009.