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Alyssa Bustamante to be Tried as Adult for Murder of 9-Year-Old Elizabeth Olten

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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Alyssa Bustamante, a Missouri 15-year-old charged with killing her neighbor, 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, has been indicted and will stand trial as an adult.

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Bustamante is accused of killing Olten by strangling the girl, cutting her throat and stabbing her on Oct. 21.

Bustamante also is charged with armed criminal action for allegedly using a knife in the attack.

The Wednesday indictment came hours after a judge ruled Bustamante should stand trial as an adult. She is being held without bond in Cole County jail.

If convicted of first-degree murder, Bustamante could be sentenced to life in prison.

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  • Sammy Saltzman

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