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Tiffany VanAlstyne Strangled Her 5 YO Cousin - Update

Tiffany VanAlstyne and Kenneth
Tiffany VanAlstyne plead guilty to the strangulation death of her fiver year old cousin Kenneth in New York in November of 2015. She is savagely bipolar and was prescribed lithium but had not been taking it. 

She explained that she had been helping him with his homework and he just couldn't get it. No way she tried to explain things to him would register. She said she remembers feeling very frustrated with him and then nothing. When she came to her hands were around his throat and he was dead. 

She dumped his body in a culvert and covered it in snow. When she got back to her trailer she called 911 with a story that two masked intruders broke in and took him. Her story changed slightly every time she told it and it wasn't long before she confessed. 

She plead guilty to second-degree murder and will be sentenced in January. She faces up to 18 years.