So yesterday was the sentencing for Alyssa Bustamate, an 18 year old girl who at 15, single handedly murdered a nine year old girl by strangling, stabbing her in the chest and finally slitting her throat before putting her into a shallow grave that was previously dug a few days prior to the murder in the woods behind her house. She supposedly told the unsuspecting girl she had a surprise for her there.
Obviously a disturbed sociopath who carefully premeditated this unspeakable act, she has had no remorse throughout the court proceedings and had this written in her diary after the murder:
"I don't know how to feel atm. It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the `ohmygawd I can't do this' feeling, it's pretty enjoyable. I'm kinda nervous and shaky though right now. Kay, I gotta go to church now...lol."
Now before I tell you that they only gave her 35 years with the possibility of parole, I have to stop and have you look at the picture. I want to punch her out cold just looking at her, seriously, were her parents not around? How are you so oblivious that your kid can be out digging graves in the middle of the night? I think they might deserve a throat punch more than Alyssa - how do you not see that your kid is in need of serious help?
Enjoyable? Really? How is it you can turn something so brutal and bloody that makes you nervous and shaky into an enjoyable thing? Is this the kind of adrenaline rush kids are into these days? Lord I sure as hell hope not - also, why wasn't she struck down once she stepped into that church?
Being a parent of a son that just turned 10 and a 7 year old daughter, I feel for those parents of that little girl. I don't know how they were able to keep any kind of composure in the courtroom. I know if something like this happened to one of my kids, my husband would be the first one trying to get in with a gun in his pocket. (Or waiting outside like that one movie with Samuel L. Jackson I can't think of right now..)
You know what I think would be Ahmazing?
Didn't Susan Smith get the holy hell beat out of her in jail for what she did to her kids? Even hard criminals don't appreciate crimes done to innocent children - you can bet your ass she deserves some kind of treatment.
I think the victim's grandmother said it best:
"I think Alyssa should get out of jail the same day Elizabeth gets out of the grave!"
I agree and hope this girl gets the what-for where it counts!
I am linked up today with Debi over at Truthful Mommy for her weekly Throat Punch Thursday - join us, we know you must know someone who deserves a good throat punch!