Where is Richard Denny Nofsinger now charged with the murders of Alyssa Kenny and Anastasia Alley?
The double homicide of a young single mother and her daughter in their home in the quiet Virginian town of Galax has everyone stunned. Police discovered Alyssa Kenny, 28, and her baby girl dead in March 2016. Alyssa was a single mother who lived alone with her child in Galax. “Murder Comes to Town: Friendly Foes” on Investigation Discovery dives deep into the gruesome and devastating case, helping viewers understand the difficulties and investigative techniques involved. We have all the information you need if you’re curious and want to know everything, including who committed the crime and where he is right now. So let’s get started, shall we?
How did Anastasia Alley and Alyssa Kenny die?
A neighborhood called the Galax Police Department to report an open house on March 10, 2016. Galax Police Department Constable Chris Hines was dispatched to deal with the situation and showed up at Kenny’s house . When he came to Kenny’s body, he was shocked. Investigators believe that when they heard someone breaking into the house, Kenny woke up and turned to confront the invader. She wrestled with him until his death, and the ensuing violence and strangling wounds were visible on his corpse. The burglar then entered Alley’s bedroom, sexually assaulted the child and strangled her.
The Ally and Ana Foundation
Given that one of the victims, Alley, was only 21 months old, the extreme savagery of the crime was horrifying. The investigation went cold for two months without any arrests being made as the police could not identify any suspects or leads.
The Ally and Ana Foundation was started by Kenny and Alley’s family to provide scholarships to help with childcare costs and the pursuit of goals, whether in graduate school or in a trade. Just outside the Galax Police Station, a park bench that honors mother and daughter has also been set up.
Who murdered Anastasia Alley and Alyssa Kenny?
The Virginia Bureau of Forensic Science reported on May 17, 2016, more than two months after DNA samples were taken from Alley, that a match had been made. The DNA of Richard Denny Nofsinger, 37, matched the sample from the crime scene. Nathan Lyons, the Carroll County Commonwealth Attorney, was consulted before the arrest warrants were issued, and Richard was quickly taken into custody.
Investigators discovered numerous pornographic photographs of young children on his phone after his arrest. Richard was believed by authorities to be a pedophile who intended to have sex with Alley, but his mother got in the way and was killed. Kenney’s first degree murder and Alley’s capital murder were brought against him. He was being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond prior to his trial. A US Secret Service special agent had also filed a federal criminal complaint against him for pornographic content found on his phone.
Where is Richard Denny Nofsinger?
Richard accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty to the double murder in United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon. He was later found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. One of the few victims’ family members to speak with Richard before his sentencing was Kenny’s mother, Stacy Ludy. We basically told him how much we loved Ally and Ana and how lovely they were as people and that he had no right to take them from us, according to Stacy.
Richard was sentenced to life without the possibility of release in October 2017. Additionally, he admitted guilt for possessing child porn photos and videos that authorities found on his phone. Investigators have identified at least two children with whom Richard had sex on the films. On September 7, 2017, Judge James P. Jones of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia sentenced him to 60 years in federal (Washington County) prison.
“This defendant is a serial predator, constantly preying on the most defenseless members of our community, single mothers and their young children,” Acting U.S. Attorney Mountcastle said. He repeatedly gained the trust of single mothers, gaining access to their young children so he could record himself having sex with them. The court’s decision removes a dangerous predator from our neighborhood and has most likely protected other single mothers and their children from the heinous acts of the offender. I ask parents to please exercise extreme caution when choosing a caregiver for their children.
Richard is currently incarcerated at Sussex State Prison, according to official court records.