On a cool October Evening, the 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten walks over to a friends house to play. When she doesn’t return in a timely manner, her family immediately begins to worry about the typically cautious and responsible girl. When police and the community discover what happened, they’re left with nothing but rage toward her 15-year-old killer, Alyssa Bustamante. Mick walks Tommy through an exploration of what makes a teenager kill, and gives a mini-dive into the Prozac Defense.
Quick warning for all, in this episode we will be discussing things like suicidal ideation and self-injury. If that’s rough for you, we get it if you wanna skip this one. Take care of yourself. <3