At the time, Bustami, who was allegedly drunk and "belligerent," called the arresting officers "perverts" who wanted "to rape her because they never seen anyone as good-looking" or "as pretty as her." She was arrested for misconduct and then booked in the Clark County Detention Center.
At 5 a.m. last Wednesday morning, Bustami was arrested again, this time under suspicion that she had killed her mother.
About two-and-a-half hours earlier, first responders received a call from the Las Vegas home that Bustami shared with her 62-year-old mother. According to Lt. Dave Valenta of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the unidentified "frantic female" caller — believed to have been Bustami — told 911 dispatchers that her mother was dead. The line was then disconnected. It was at least the twelfth time police had been called to the house this year.
When police arrived at the home, they discovered Bustami's mother on the floor with "multiple deep lacerations." She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.
Bustami was arrested in Barstow, California, about 160 miles west of Las Vegas. She is expected to be extradited back to Nevada and charged with open murder, which in Nevada means that prosecutors have not yet determined the degree of murder the case warrants.
According to neighbors, Bustami and her mother argued often. Police believe that the two had argued at some point late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning and that the argument eventually escalated into violence. Aside from possible tensions between the two women, the motive for the crime remains under investigation.
Bustami was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday on charges related to the airport incident.