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New York State Police public information officer Mark Cepiel said the investigation in the murder of a family of four last October was still ongoing and there was no new information. But, he said, all evidence had been removed from the house, and the owners were free to do as they pleased with it.

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A medical examination performed after the 5-year-old was found dead and his sisters were taken into foster care showed the girls had bruising on their bodies, Judge Gerard Maney said in family court Tuesday.

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When Albany County Court Judge Peter Lynch asked both sides whether they approved of video and audio being recorded by the press, James Milstein, Albany County’s public defender, objected.

In the wake of 5-year-old Kenneth White's murder, relatives are battling in court, unsuccessfully, to care for his two young sisters who remain in the county's custody.

Nine-hundred people gathered in front of the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School on Monday night for a candlelight vigil, memorializing kindergartner Kenneth White who was murdered last Thursday.

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BERNE — At the darkest time of the year, nine hundred people stood shoulder to shoulder, holding candles and singing. Snow fell lightly Monday night, the flakes turning wet as they landed on faces and mittens and boots while the crowd stood in front of the elementary school at Berne.

They were there to mourn a little boy the vast majority of them did not know. Kindergartner Kenneth White was slain in his home last Thursday, police said, his body pitched over the snow bank across from the trailer where he lived with his twin sister and their younger sister. The 19-year-old daughter of their aunt and legal guardian stands accused of murder. Tiffany VanAlstyne, too, had once attended the school where the crowd gathered.

KNOX — While 5-year-old Kenneth White’s aunt and legal guardian was away for 30 minutes to visit his school Thursday afternoon, he was strangled in his home, police say.

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland Police have dealt with five homicide cases in the last 27 years.

Unlike the current investigation of murder of a family of four, the earlier Guilderland homicides, each involved one victim and were solved relatively rapidly without so many different police agencies involved.

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With two new board members, the town's governing council was deliberative in its work, while the rest of the town celebrated its community institutions and a stunning murder case was closed.

 A student who killed his mother in 2001 planned to attack the high school, the cop now stationed at the school told the board last week during a presentation on safety. This was the first public mention of such an attack, surprising the board president.

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