A teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a nine-year-old neighbour because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone was sentenced to life in prison yesterday.
Alyssa Bustamante, 18, pleaded guilty to murdering Elizabeth Olten in St Martins, Missouri, in October 2009, when she was 15.
In a diary entry read out in court she said: "I don't know how to feel... As soon as you get over the 'ohmy gawd I can't do this' feeling, it's pretty enjoyable." She ended the entry by saying: "I gotta go to church now... lol."
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