Las Vegas Woman, Once Claiming Arrest for Being ‘Too Pretty,’ Now Sentenced for Murdering Mother

Las Vegas Woman, Once Claiming Arrest for Being 'Too Pretty,' Now Sentenced for Murdering Mother

In a shocking turn of events, Hend Karim Bustami, 29, was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder of her mother, Afaf Hussanen. The case, as reported by the New York Post and 8 News Now, took unexpected turns, revealing a complicated story.

After initially pleading not guilty to the murder charge, Bustami was indicted by a grand jury in March. However, her defense added a twist when a psychologist identified “intermittent psychosis” and emphasized the need for ongoing “psychiatric treatment,” according to court documents.

The tragic incident came to light in October 2022 when Bustami contacted Las Vegas police to report her mother’s death. The chilling 911 call captured a distressed Bustami confessing, “I think I killed my mommy!” The dispatcher pressed for details, asking, “Why do you think you killed your mom?” Bustami’s shocking response was a grim admission: “Because I did. I murdered her.”

This shocking revelation comes from a series of events that catapulted Bustami into the public eye only a few months ago. She made headlines in August 2022 after leaving a Las Vegas airport Chili’s restaurant without paying. Her subsequent arrest near a security checkpoint, where she was discovered sleeping, turned into a tense encounter with law enforcement.

Bustami acted aggressively and made offensive remarks toward officers, claiming they were “perverts” attempting to assault her because of her good looks. She threatened to “spit on all [the officers],” declaring that they had never met anyone as attractive as her. The incident resulted in charges of misconduct against Bustami, providing insight into her troubled interactions with authorities before the shocking murder case.

Bustami’s sentence of 15 years to life in prison highlights the complexities of her mental health struggles, as well as the tragic consequences of her relationship with her mother. The case is a sobering reminder of the unpredictability of the intersections of mental illness, legal problems, and the pursuit of justice.

About The Author


Discover more from

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Discover more from

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading