A Las Vegas woman who confessed to stabbing her mother to death after smashing a glass table over her head last year has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison.
Hend Bustami, now 29, pleaded “g*uilty but mentally ill” to the charge for second-degree m*urder with a deadly weapon earlier this year.
Bustami was covered in blood when she was arrested after being stopped on a California highway, hours after she ki*lled her 61-year-old mother, Afaf Hussanen.
Prosecutors played an audio recording of her 911 call the night of her mother’s mu*rder during Bustami’s grand jury hearing. “I think I k*illed my mommy,” Bustami could be heard telling the dispatcher on the call.
The Las Vegas woman was sharing a home with her mother at the time, and the station reported that Bustami had ki*lled Hussanen after an argument over cigarettes turned violent.
About a month prior to the mur*der, Bustami made national headlines when she was arrested at Harry Reid International Airport and protested to officers that she was too “pretty” to be arrested.
Officers had reportedly arrested Bustami after she skipped out on paying the bill at an airport Chili’s restaurant when, according to local KSNV at the time, which cited authorities, Bustami called the officers “perverts” and accused them of “trying to rape her because they never seen anyone as good looking.” She was allegedly drunk at the time officers arrived at the restaurant, authorities said.
Bustami also pleaded gu*ilty to a handful of other felony convictions, including charges for burglary, invasion of the home, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, sale of a controlled substance, or gaming crimes.
Bustami was sentenced to 15-years-to-life and will be up for parole in 2037, according to the outlet. She will also be able “to receive any mental health treatment and programs while incarcerated,”.