Mother of 14-year-old boy accused in slaying of 13-year-old girl faces evidence tampering charges

News

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the mother of a 14-year-old Florida boy accused in a teenage girl’s slaying is facing a charge of evidence tampering.

State Attorney R.J. Larizza said in a news release that Crystal Lane Smith, 35, was arrested Saturday morning in St. John’s County.

She was later released on $25,000 bail. It was not immediately clear if she has an attorney.

An arrest warrant claims that Smith scrubbed a pair of jeans belonging to her son, Aiden Fucci.

He is being tried as an adult on a murder charge in the death of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, whose body was found May 9 in a wooded area.

Authorities said during a press conference Aiden Fucci allegedly stabbed Bailey 114 times.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trademark and Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

FOX 8 Cleveland Weather // Quick Links:

Hot on FOX 8

More Viral