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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.
Trial delayed 3 more weeks, until Jan. 30, 2012