Missouri Girl Slain
Alyssa Bustamante is accused of killing a 9-year-old neighbor girl in October of 2009. This week Attorneys say authorities seized birthday and Christmas cards received from the teen's father, as well as eight large bags of her clothes. Cole County Judge Patricia Joyce on Thursday gave the prosecutor's office 60 days to inventory, copy and determine which items it needs for evidence so the rest can be returned to Alyssa Bustamante. She also denied a defense request to be present during some DNA testing.
This picture provided on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 by the Cole County Sheriff's Department shows Alyssa Bustamante.