15-Year-Old To Be Tried As Adult For Digging Grave, Killing 9-Year-Old

November 20, 2009

Missouri (ChattahBox) – Alyssa Bustamante, a 15-year-old accused of strangling a nine-year-old neighbor before slitting her throat and stabbing her repeatedly, will be tried as an adult, after a judge ruled her actions were cold and calculated.

Bustamante allegedly dug a grave a week before the murder, then waited until she had a day off of school before luring the nine-year-old into the wooded area.

Once there, she strangled the girl, then slit the throat postmortem, and stabbed the body several times.

When asked why she did it, she claimed that she had ‘wanted to know what it felt like’.

It is these words, and her obviously premeditated actions, that have led a judge to say she will be tried for the murder as an adult, rather than a juvenile.

“I would ask that they wait, that they listen to the facts as they come out and not judge quickly,” the teen’s attorney. Kurt Valentine, said.

“Learn about this person, learn about this child. You’re dealing with a child.”

Details have emerged about the teen which speak of a troubled past.

She attempted suicide in 2007, and her online writings speak of ‘pain’, ‘addiction’, and ‘killing people’ as a hobby.

Police say she has no prior criminal record.



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