Stop reading right now if you are easily enraged. Missouri teen Alyssa Bustamante described killing as "ahmazing" and "pretty enjoyable" in her diary. The teen has admitted to strangling and stabbing a young neighbor.
On Monday, the obviously disturbed teen faced her sentencing in the October 2009 murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten. During that hearing, the words Alyssa Bustamante wrote in her journal immediately after she murdered the girl when she was 15 were read aloud.
The words she wrote were, "I just f------ killed someone. I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them now they're dead. I don't know how to feel atm. It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the 'ohmygawd I can't do this' feeling, it's pretty enjoyable. I'm kinda nervous and shaky though right now. Kay, I gotta go to church now...lol."
Unbelievable! How horrible this must have been for Elizabeth Olten's family to hear even though they must have wanted the words read aloud to ensure that Alyssa Bustamante receives the maximum sentence for killing their little girl in such cold blood. How senseless! How disgusting! How truly evil.
The same journal also outlined how depressed and suicidal the 15-year-old was at the time, which is terrible, and she should have reached out for help before going to this extreme. However, this does not excuse that she killed Elizabeth Olten in cold blood. Elizabeth's mother Patty Preiss with what she describes as a life sentence now that her daughter is dead.
Priess told the judge, "So much has been lost at the hands of this evil monster. Elizabeth was given a death sentence and we were given a life sentence. I hate her, I hate everything about her." You would hate her too if she had killed your little girl. Of course, this putrid hatred is ruining Priess's life, which just adds to the damage that Bustamante caused.
The now 18-year-old murderer faces a sentence of as little as 10 years and as much as life in prison for her 2nd degree murder conviction in this case. What do you think her sentence should be? Can you believe what she wrote in her journal?
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