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Elizabeth Olten is shown in a family photograph. Olten was killed Oct. 21, 2009, when she was 9 years old, by 15-year-old neighbor Alyssa Bustamante.

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'Wrongful death' case still uncertain

Civil lawsuit seeks Bustamante's medical records

No trial date has been set in Patricia Preiss’ “wrongful death” lawsuit against Alyssa Bustamante, Pathways Behavioral Healthcare and two of its mental health care providers. The lawsuit argues Pathways and its employees failed to warn 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten and her family that Bustamante was a threat to Olten’s life.

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Alyssa Bustamante sentenced to life in prison for killing 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten

"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.


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