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Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Bustamante is driven away from the Cole County Courthouse in the lead sheriff's vehicle. She was taken to the Missouri Eastern Women's Prison in Vandalia after being sentenced Wednesday to life plus 30 years for second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

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When could Alyssa go free?

After two long days of hearings, it took just 31⁄2 minutes for Alyssa Bustamante to apologize to Elizabeth Olten’s family for murdering Elizabeth 271⁄2 months ago, then hear Judge Patricia Joyce order her sentences.


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