Missouri teen murder suspect wants personal items back - KMOV.com

Missouri teen murder suspect wants personal items back

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By Jacob Kuerth By Jacob Kuerth
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Attorneys for a 16-year-old teen accused of killing a neighbor girl want prosecutors to return letters, cards and other personal property.

Alyssa Bustamante is charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the October 2009 death of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten near Jefferson City. Prosecutors say Bustamante told police she wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone. She has pleaded not guilty.

Bustamante's lawyers asked Tuesday that letters, cards and notes be given to a family member so they do not appear in public or on the Internet. The clothing was requested for court appearances.

Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson said investigators still are reviewing the items to determine if they contain evidence.

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