Her best friend, when interviewed, claims Alyssa had once told her that she wondered what it would be like to kill someone. She had many online accounts, but it was noted on her You Tube account in particular that she listed her hobbies as "killing people" and "cutting".Her You Tube account also had what police considered some disturbing 'home movies', including one where she urges her brothers to touch an electrified cattle fence, after doing so herself.
She appeared in court on November 17th, 2009, where the judge ruled that she should be tried as an adult.
Despite her confession to the crime, as well as having led the police to Elizabeth's body, she has entered a plea of "Not Guilty". While in custody, it has been reported that Alyssa has tried to harm herself by cutting herself with her own fingernails.
When most teenagers have a Friday off school, they sleep in, maybe get together with friends, or bum around the house in pajamas all day.
When 15-year-old Alyssa Bustamante of Missouri had a Friday off from school, she spent the day digging two holes in the ground to be used as graves. Alyssa went on with life as usual, she went to school, she hung out with friends; all the while just waiting for the perfect opportunity to murder.
She had been given both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care after her last suicide attempt.