The Missouri Supreme Court has gotten a little bit involved in a circuit court dispute about whether a teenaged accused killer should be able to continue her schooling.
The Attorney General’s office says the court had asked it to file a friend of the court brief in the cast of Alyssa Bustamante, who is facing murder charges as an adult. Cole County officials say they are not responsible for continuing her education because of her criminal status. The attorney general argues the state constitution and state laws guarantee all children will get an education, regardless of their criminal status. Bustamante was 15 at the time of the murder, October 2009.