The mother of a Florida teenager allegedly stabbed 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey to death. Arrested for falsifying evidence in this case officials stated
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, 35, turned himself in on Saturday. said in a statement
FLORIDA TEEN ALLEGED OF SERIOUS stabbing, TRISTYN BAILEY pleads not guilty.
Smith is the mother of Aiden Fucci, a 14-year-old boy charged with the murder of Tristyn Bailey last month. Her body was found May 9 in a wooded area 20 miles south of Jacksonville. A few hours later she was reported missing. Doctors diagnosed her with 114 stabs.
Surveillance video from Fucci’s home the day he was arrested showed Smith standing with her son as officers spoke to him. According to the arrest report obtained by FOX13 Tampa.
After her son voluntarily left with staff, Smith was seen removing jeans from his bedroom and washing jeans in the bathroom sink, the report said.
It was seen that Smith was talking to someone, who was not identified in the report. They seemed to check the jeans before Smith returned them to Fucci’s bedroom.
Detectives later executed a search warrant and retrieved the jeans. Jeans and the sink drain in the bathroom where Smith washed them both. It was found to have positive blood. according to the police report
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Sheriff Robert Hardwick said: “I remain incredibly proud of the men and women in the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. for an ongoing thorough investigation.” is to ensure proper accountability across the board for successful litigation.”
Hardwick added: “Crystal Smith will be responsible for her role in this case and justice will be given to Tristyn Bailey and her family.”
Smith was caught in a $25,000 bond.
Fucci was charged with first-degree murder. If convicted He had to face life in prison.