August 28, 2014

Greene County jury to hear Bustamante trial

Missouri girl slainThe status hearing for Alyssa Bustamante in Central Missouri has been pushed back. Cole County prosecutor Mark Richardson says the hearing set for today has been rescheduled for April 28th.

At issue was jury selection, which happened Friday.

Richardson says a Greene County jury will be selected there and then brought to Jefferson City in Cole County for the trial.

Bustamante is accused of killing 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten near Jefferson City. Bustamante is a juvenile but will be tried as an adult.

Bustamante’s attorneys have requested she wear street clothes and minimal restraints for upcoming hearings and trial, but the court has not issued a ruling on that yet.

Authorities say Bustamante led them to Olten’s body, which was buried in the woods. She had been strangled, stabbed and her throat had been cut.

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