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      Judge blocks Bustamante's confession and allows her to be moved from jail

      This is a picture of Elizabeth Olten the summer before her death.

      Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce has blocked prosecutors from using part of Alyssa Bustamante's statement to police during trial, and allowed the defense to transport Bustamante from jail for "testing". Bustamante, now 17-years-old, is charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of her 9-year-old neighbor.Confession Suppressed:In a decision released Wednesday, Judge Joyce said Juvenile Officer Tobie Meyer wrongly participated in a state Highway Patrol interview of then 15-year-old Bustamante. The judge said Meyer "used deceptive tactics" while encouraging the teenager to tell the truth about the death of Elizabeth Olten in October 2009."Ms. Meyer used deceptive tactics during the interrogation of defendant (Bustamante) by telling defendant that she was there as the defendant's "advocate"," Judge Joyce wrote in the order to suppress. "This deception likely mislead the defendant into believing that Ms. Meyer was there to look after her best interests when, in fact, this was not her role."Highway Patrol Detective David Rice conducted the interview, which was videotaped, and later testified in court that Bustamante confessed to the slaying and led authorities to Elizabeth's body in the woods west of Jefferson City.Judge Joyce wrote further that Meyer mislead Bustamante by telling her that the Juvenile Court's only focus was "treatment", which Judge Joyce believes implied to Bustamante that she would only receive treatment for her actions instead of adult punishment."Ms. Meyer's participation in the interrogation of (Bustamante) went far beyond her statutory role as juvenile officer which is limited to observation and protection of the juvenile's rights," wrote Judge Joyce in the concluding paragraph of the order to suppress.The Circuit Court released two versions of the order to suppress. In the first version, which was deleted and replaced, Judge Joyce wrote that: "Statements made to Detective David Rice by (Bustamante) could still have been admissible but for the actions of the juvenile officer (Tobie Meyer)."In a subsequent version of the same order, that statement about Detective Rice was removed. The original order also said Officer Meyer "encouraged (Bustamante) to repeatedly to tell the truth", which was not included in the modified order. Request to Transport Approved: Also during the court hearing on Monday, Judge Joyce approved the defense's request to transport Bustamante for "testing".Public Defenders Donald Catlett and Charles Moreland filed a motion on June 13th, seeking a hearing to have Bustamante moved from the Morgan County Jail to an undisclosed location to undergo unspecified testing.Bustamante's defense team asked the judge to keep the details of the testing from the prosecution, arguing that disclosing the information would reveal the defense's trial strategy and violate Bustamante's right to an adequate defense.Judge Joyce allowed Bustamante's attorneys to present their arguments in favor of transporting and testing Bustamante Ex Parte, meaning without the prosecution present.Court documents show that even though Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson was not allowed in the hearing, he still let the court know that he objected to allowing Bustamante to be transported.The docket entry for the ex parte hearing does not specifically mention testing, and only refers to a "Motion to Transport the accused".Bustamante has pleaded not guilty. Her trial is scheduled for Sept. 13.(The Associate Press contributed to this story)