Hearing set for Missouri teen accused in 9-year-old girl's murder

Hearing set for Missouri teen accused in 9-year-old girl's murder

Hearing set for Missouri teen accused in 9-year-old girl's murder

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Posted on August 23, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 23 at 9:37 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Attorneys are scheduled to be back in a mid-Missouri courtroom for the case of a teenager accused of killing her 9-year-old neighbor last October.

A hearing is scheduled Tuesday afternoon for an update on the status of the trial for 16-year-old Alyssa Bustamante, charged as an adult with first-degree murder for the killing of Elizabeth Olten.

Bustamante has pleaded not guilty and is in jail without bond.

Authorities say Bustamante dug two holes several days before the slaying and confessed to police that she killed Elizabeth because she wanted to know what it was like to kill someone.

Law officers say that Bustamante led them to Elizabeth's body in a wooded area west of Jefferson City.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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