Tiffany Vanalstyne, 19, Accused Of Strangling Her 5-Year-Old Cousin To Death


A 19-year-old woman strangled a 5-year-old cousin who had been in her parents’ care, then discarded his body along a road before calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home, authorities said Friday.

Tiffany VanAlstyne’s bogus 911 call on Thursday afternoon set off a search for Kenneth White that lasted into the night, authorities said. A search dog picked up a scent at about 9 p.m., and Kenneth’s body was found in a culvert, covered with snow VanAlstyne used in a bid to hide the crime, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said.

‘‘We’re angry we had a 5-year-old taken from us, a senseless death,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s sinful and it’s sad.’’

VanAlstyne was charged Friday with second-degree murder. She said nothing at her arraignment. She is due back in court on Tuesday for an initial hearing to enter a plea.

Apple declined to comment on a motive and said authorities believe VanAlstyne acted alone. VanAlstyne is represented by the Albany County Public Defender’s Office, which did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

VanAlstyne’s parents have been the legal guardians of Kenneth, his twin sister Cheyenne, and 4-year-old sister Christine since September, and the children had lived in the home for more than a year. Apple said he did not believe the other children were in the room where White was attacked.

VanAlstyne strangled the boy and tossed his body ‘‘like a piece of trash’’ over a guard rail along a rural two-lane road about 40 yards from the trailer home in the town of Berne sometime before making the 911 call just after 1 p.m. Thursday, Apple said. The child had also suffered a blow to the head.

The 911 call touched off a search that included an Amber Alert describing the kidnappers as two men, clad all in black and driving a black pickup truck.

But Apple said the interrogation of VanAlstyne and others began to yield contradictions that threw the abduction story into doubt.

‘‘Things did not start to add up,’’ he said, and investigators got a warrant to return to the home, about 23 miles southeast of Albany.

The children’s mother lives in Amsterdam, west of Albany, and the father in Massachusetts. Authorities would not say why the children had been place in the care of their aunt, Brenda VanAlstyne.

Apple said it was common for Tiffany VanAlstyne to baby-sit the children when her mother and father, Kenneth VanAlstyne, weren’t home. He said police had been to the home on a number of occasions for unspecified reasons but had no reason to believe the children weren’t safe.

But he and District Attorney P. David Soares now say the boy’s sisters are with child protection authorities because of what Apple described as problems at the home ‘‘that put peoples’ lives in danger.’’

Soares said a number of agencies are investigating the children’s living conditions.

Walmart Worker, 18, Caught Using, Then Returning Old Spice Deodorant Sticks To Store Shelves


Not every teenager working at a big box retailer is as dreamy as Alex from Target.

crobertsAn 18-year-old Walmart employee who used Old Spice deodorant sticks before returning them to store shelves is facing an embezzlement probe after admitting he swiped more than $1800 in merchandise from a South Carolina store.

Store security began monitoring Chandler Roberts after he was filmed taking milk and cookies–which he had not purchased–into a break room,according to a police report.

When confronted about his actions, Roberts “admitted to stealing several items,” and later “returned numerous stolen items to asset protection” officials. Walmart calculated that the purloined goods were worth $1823.25.

More importantly, as noted by cops, Roberts was twice videotaped “selecting a stick of Old Spice deodorant,” which he proceeded to apply while in the store’s bedding department. On both occasions, the teen then returned the toiletry item to a store shelf. Cops did not address whether the used deodorant ended up being purchased by a customer.

Police are continuing to investigate the Walmart thefts.

Four Sick Fucks Use ” Sex Party ” As An Excuse To Rape Minors


Four men are facing charges related to what a 17-year-old describes as party involving sex, drugs, alcohol and minors in a Madison hotel room.


Lucas J. Anderson, 20, Hanife E. Johnson, 21, and Jourdyn Ross, 20, all of Madison, are charged with sexual assault of a child under age 16, party to the crime of child enticement, and party to the crime of causing a child under age 13 to view or listen to sexual activity. Joseph D. Barney Jr., 22, of Madison, was charged with party to the crime of child enticement and party to the crime of causing a child under age 13 to view or listen to sexual activity.

According to a criminal complaint, a 17-year-old told police she was driven to the Red Roof Inn at 4830 Hayes Road on Aug. 3 by Barney, Anderson, and Ross and a 14- and 15-year-old were also in the vehicle.

When they got to the hotel room, Johnson answered the door and a 16-year-old was inside, according to the report.

Police said a post on Anderson’s Facebook account on Aug. 3 showed Anderson, Ross and Barney in the hotel parking lot holding liquor and inviting people to come to the hotel to smoke marijuana and party with them. A detective said they were using hand gestures consistent with gang signs.

The 17-year-old told police the girls were told to play drinking games in which the girls ended up in some state of undress exposing their breasts and other body parts. She said the girls were getting drunk and the boys were not drinking so much.

She told police she performed sexual acts with the other minors in the room and with three of the men. She described to police many people in the room having sex, and said that at one point, the lights went out and photos were taken with cellphones.

She said at one point that night, one of the minors had drunk too much alcohol, and she had to take her to find help.

Ross and Anderson are due in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Family Exiles Misbehaving Teenage Daughter to Siberia


Sofia-Petrova-Siberia2-550x309While most parents punish kids by sending them to their room, Sofia Petrova’s mother went a little further than that – she exiled her misbehaving daughter to another country. The 18-year-old hasn’t been home in three years; her mother hasn’t permitted her to return in spite of repeated apologies and pleas.

So how does a parent actually convince a 15-year-old high school freshman to board a plane to Siberia? Well, it turns out that Sofia was tricked. Her mother and stepfather told her that they were sending her on a three-week vacation to visit her biological father for the first time. But when Sofia reached Novosibirsk city, she realised the chilling truth – there was no return ticket.

That’s when her mother and stepfather informed her that she was actually being ‘punished’ for her typical teenager behavior – flunking school, running away from home and stealing money. She was to remain in Siberia with her father until she learned to change her ways. Sofia was pretty much helpless; although she grew up in the US, she was born in Siberia and had a Russian passport. So she needed her mother’s consent to return.

Peeping Tom teen claimed shower film was to ‘check if his phone was waterproof’


press_1209_RD_Select_E_120_hand_showerA PEEPING Tom used his mobile phone to film a woman showering in a swimming pool cubicle – and claimed he was only trying to see if the phone was waterproof.

Teenager Zak Hardy told police that he took his new phone into his cubicle to test how water proof it was by placing it under his shower.

The 18-year-old, from Plymouth, claimed as he was drying the phone he activated the camera accidentally.

At Exeter Magistrates’ Court his solicitor Nick Bradley said Hardy now accepted that his account, made when he was not represented, was not true as he had held the phone above his head and over into the next cubicle.

Hardy, of George Place, Millbay Road, admitted voyeurism by recording a private act in June at the Riverside swimming pool in Exeter.

Prosecutor Ian Graham said the naked woman in the shower cubicle saw a light coming overhead from a blue phone.

He said the woman grabbed a towel and covered herself and left the cubicle to raise the alarm with staff.

Mr Graham said Hardy was seen darting into another changing cubicle and staff waited for him to come out – holding his phone.

In police interview he said:”He explained how he took his new mobile phone into the cubicle to see how waterproof it was. He said he then shook it to dry it off of any water residue.”

But he claimed he did not lock it and it was on a text message screen and he activated the camera and while drying it ‘it may have accidentally captured images of her showering in that cubicle – that was his account.”

Hardy’s defence barrister said he had a ‘robust’ discussion with Hardy over his police account.

“He accepts what he did,” he said. “It is not the most serious offence although it was of course upsetting for the complainant.”

Hardy was given an 18 month community order with supervision, pay £150 compensation, had his phone destroyed and given a five year sexual offences banning order and will be on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

Teen With Pre-existing Health Issues Dies Inside Haunted House Attraction


Christian Faith Benge’s love of God and strong faith are what her family says they will remember most about the 16-year-old who died from a medical condition after visiting the Land of Illusion attraction Friday night.

Christian-Faith-BengeBenge, a sophomore at New Miami High School, was transported to Atrium Medical Center after collapsing inside one of the haunted houses at Land of Illusion in Madison Twp., officials said. She died at the hospital from a medical condition, according to the Warren County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is underway, said Doyle Burke, deputy coroner.

“She got halfway through and just collapsed,” her grandmother Betty Benge said. “She was almost through it.” Christian was at the attraction with about 100 friends and family members, according to her mother, Jean Benge.

Medical officials told the family part of her heart was enlarged four times its size. “They said she was like a time bomb,” Betty Benge said.

Jean Benge told the Journal-News that her daughter was born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, which prevents the lungs from developing normally.

“The heart had to compensate for the lung … it just stopped,” she said.

Jean said her “mother instinct” kicked in as she performed CPR on her daughter.

“I did CPR until the paramedics arrived. And I trust God. He has the ultimate plan,” she said as she talked to reporters at Full Gospel Church, 2117 Eaton Road. “She’s better off than we are … because of her faith in Christ I know she’s home.”

There was no injury-causing accident that happened at the haunted park, owner Brett Oakley said.

“It was a very unfortunate situation,” Oakley said.

Christian was an active member of Full Gospel Church, where she sang in the choir, according to her family.

“Those memories of her up here singing and pouring out her heart to everyone is the fondest memory I have of her,” said Christian’s aunt Julene Adams.

Grandparents described Christian as a kind, gentle, lovable person.

“You couldn’t find a better kid than she was,” said her grandfather Ernest Benge, pastor at Full Gospel Church for more than 30 years.

“We don’t understand it, but you just survive it,” he said. “She was one of the kids you never have to correct.”

Christian was born with a very low chance of living, according to her grandfather. She sometimes had breathing problems, he said.

“I just wish there were more giving and more loving like she lived her life. She’s always been a kid that never complained, even through all the operations she went through,” he said.

Teen Accused Of Killing Mother And Raping Her Corpse Sentenced To Life In Prison


Prosecutors played a shocking recording of Kevin Davis as he admitted to police detectives that he killed his mother.

Kevin-DavisThis started day one of the punishment phase, this after he pled guilty to murder just as his trial was getting underway on Monday.

Davis admitted to killing his mother, Kimberly Hill, on March 27th inside her Corpus Christi apartment.

He was found at a residence on County Road 61 after he knocked on the door of a random residence, telling the person there that he needed help because he had just killed someone.

In the recorded interview with homicide detectives following his arrest, he tells in frighteningly calm detail, the manner of how he killed his mother.

He says how he tried to strangle her with the power cord of a video game console, but she was still screaming. He then quickly gets a hammer and strikes her several times in the back of the head.

Davis then tells investigators he put his hand inside her open head wound to move around her brain to ensure she was dead.

Davis says he wasn’t done with his mother yet, and what he admits next is beyond decription.

He tells investigators in calm detail, that he had sexual intercourse with his dead mother. Officers ask him if that was his first time, Davis admits that was his first time and deadpans, “guess I lost my virginity to a dead corpse”.

Update: On Wednesday afternoon the jury handed down a sentence of life in prison, the harshest sentence available per instructions.