(Augustine, FL) — The mother of a Florida teen, who allegedly stabbed to death a classmate, is being charged for tampering with case evidence. Fourteen-year old Aiden Fucci is accused of stabbing 13-year old cheerleader, Tristyn Bailey, 114 times. A police report released Saturday says Fucci’s mother, Crystal Smith, took a pair of jeans from his room, and appeared to scrub them before returning them to her son’s room, according to an arrest warrant.
A Florida teen will be tried as an adult after he allegedly killed a girl, stabbing her 114 times in an attack so vicious that the blade broke and got stuck in the victim’s head, authorities say. https://t.co/2a1YZGnnbW
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According to the warrant, Crystal Lane Smith, 35, was arrested Saturday after investigators reviewed video surveillance obtained from the home on the day the 13-year-old girl was reported missing that showed Smith going into the boy’s room to get a pair of blue jeans and took it to the bathroom to scrub them in the sink. She then took the jeans to the master bedroom “for a period of time,” according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
Fucci is being charged with first-degree murder in the case. Smith surrendered to authorities on Saturday afternoon.