Kenneth White

As an emergency foster-care parent, Linda Dunn hadn’t expected to care for Christine and Cheyanne White for very long. But four-and-a-half years after a tragedy brought them to her, she has now adopted them.

Kenneth White’s family cried quietly in the courtroom last Thursday morning as his killer read a statement to the judge, expressing her remorse.

Now 20, VanAlstyne is facing a sentence of 18 years to life, scheduled to appear in court in January.

Nearly a year after the slain body of 5-year-old Kenneth White was found in a roadside snow bank in Knox, his cousin Tiffany VanAlstyne has pleaded guilty to murder.

ALBANY COUNTY — Five-year-old Kenneth White was murdered almost a year ago, just a few weeks before he and his family were scheduled to receive presents, food, and clothing from the Albany County Sheriff’s Hilltown Christmas program.

Michelle Fusco, Kenneth's Army

Claire Ansbro-Ingalls and Dawn Gibson, Kenneth's MC Run

Jayson White was allowed, as a result of the pre-trial hearing on May 18, to see his two daughters for supervised visits, with his progress monitored with regular appearances in family court.

Psychologist Casey Everett testified Friday that she could upset her nieces, Cheyanne and Christine White, and be emotionally overwhelmed if reunited with them. On Monday, he said her neices resisted seeing her.

Michelle Fusco, the leader of a Facebook group formed to raise awareness of the case, said she felt her group made a difference with its protests outside of court and presence in family court.

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