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.