According to CNN News, the police say there is “written evidence” that the murder was premeditated. As Nancy Grace notes premeditated does not mean it was a long planned out murder, and premeditated could mean just minutes or a few hour of preparation. Whether it was a long planned out murder or spontaneous remains unknown.
It is reported that the juvenile who was arrested last week on Friday, is the same juvenile that led the police to Elizabeth Olten’s body buried deep in the woods. CNN reports “authorities received an anonymous letter leading them to the juvenile who lead police to Elizabeth”.
Little is being reported on the 15 year old girl charged with Elizabeth Olten’s murder, although the juvenile has been living in the custody of family members other than parents and the reason is unknown as to why this is the case.
The juvenile may be tried as an adult in Missouri if the courts decide the murder was malicious and preplanned. In Missouri children as young as 12 years of age have been tried as adults in the court system. Today there is a hearing to determine whether the female 15 year old juvenile will remain in custody at detention while awaiting trial.
Seriously I cannot believe this is even an issue if authorities strongly feel she is the murderer of 9 year old Elizabeth Olten. In my mind there are no questions that need to be considered. If this person may have killed once – certainly she should remain in custody at this time for her safety and the safety of everyone else.
Soon, a crowd gathers, at least 15 young men watch while a 15 year old girl is raped, repeatedly. Some of the boys watching will decide to take their turn and also rape the 15 year old girl. Yet, not one of these young men, teen boys, fellow students will think to call for help, or tell a teacher, or dial 911. No one feels any need to try and stop a girl from being raped. What is this world coming to when it is alright to stand around as a young woman is raped at her homecoming dance on school property and no one tried to help?
American’s have become so non-complacent that we are raising a bunch of socio-paths. These same young men that laughed or stared or participated will one day be our leaders, surgeons, teachers, parents, president. This girl will live with what happened to her for the rest of her life. I hope anyone who knew this was happening; who watched it happen and did nothing is never able to go to sleep without first seeing the face of the girl who was brutally attacked by her peers.
One individual was identified as a previous student of Richmond High School and was detained when he ran from the scene as police officers arrived on the scene just after midnight. This male Manuel Ortega Nineteen-year-old Manuel Ortega is under arrest and believed to be the “leader” of the pack. He is expected to be charged with multiple charges including rape and kidnapping.