Alyssa Bustamante’s mugshots from 2012 to 2016
On the 21st of October 2009, Alyssa Bustamante (15) killed her 9-year old neighbour, Elizabeth Olten because ‘she wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.’ She had lured Elizabeth into the woods and strangled, beat and stabbed the 9-year old. The autopsy also revealed that her throat and wrists had been slashed. Alyssa had dug two graves a week prior to the murder and dumped Elizabeth’s body in one of them. She originally had planned to kill her two younger brothers.
After the murder, Alyssa wrote a journal entry that read:
‘‘I just fucking killed someone. I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them now they’re dead. I don’t know how to feel atm. It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the “ohmygawd I can’t do this” feeling, it’s pretty enjoyable. I’m kinda nervous and shaky though right now. Kay, I gotta go to church now… lol.’’
Alyssa Bustamante pled guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action and got sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.