07 Feb '12, 12am

US teen describes the experience of killing her 9-year-old neighbour as 'amazing, enjoyable'

US teen describes the experience of killing her 9-year-old neighbour as 'amazing, enjoyable'

In this Dec 8, 2009 file photo, Alyssa Bustamante, 15, listens during a brief hearing where her attorney entered not guilty pleas on her behalf to charges of armed criminal action and first-degree murder in Cole County Circuit Court in Jefferson City, Mo. Bustamante. -- PHOTO: AP JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (AP) - A US teenager who admitted stabbing, strangling and slitting the throat of a young neighbour girl wrote in her journal on the night of the killing that it was an 'ahmazing' and 'pretty enjoyable' experience - then headed off to church with a laugh. The words written by Alyssa Bustamante were read aloud in court on Monday as part of a sentencing hearing to determine whether she should get life in prison or something less for the October 2009 murder of her neighbour, 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, in Missouri. Bustamante, 18, sat silently as law enforcement officers, att...

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