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A Morgan County couple has been charged in the death of a three-year old boy.A Morgan County couple was charged Friday in the death of a Stover child after they allegedly tried to conceal a fatal beating by staging a fake hit and run accident.
"If I could give my life to bring her back, I would," those are the words from Alyssa Bustamante to the family of her victim, Elizabeth Olten, prior to Bustamante receiving a life sentence in prison for the killing that took place in October 2009.
A Boston psychiatrist told Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce this morning that no scientific study has shown a connection between the anti-depressant drug Prozac and an increased incidents of suicides or violence, including murder.
Alyssa Bustamante’s prescription for Prozac may have helped lead her to killing Elizabeth Olten, 9, a consulting psychiatrist testified Monday afternoon.
At a half-hour hearing Tuesday morning, Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree murder and a charge of armed criminal in connection with the Oct. 21, 2009, death of Elizabeth Olten.
A motion hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning in the Alyssa Bustamante murder case.
Christina White is “mentally retarded,” as defined by Missouri law, and cannot get a death sentence, even if a jury finds her guilty of murder in the 2007 burning death of her infant son.
Trial delayed three more weeks
Alyssa Bustamante’s murder trial will be held in the new federal courthouse, Cole Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce announced Thursday afternoon.
Trial delayed 3 more weeks, until Jan. 30, 2012