The mother of Aiden Fucci, the Florida teen who police say savagely killed a classmate on May 9, has been arrested and charged with tampering with evidence in the case against her son.
Fucci, 14, is accused of stabbing cheerleader Tristyn Bailey, 13, 114 times in a gruesome attack that horrified the nation.
Now authorities say that his mother, Crystal Smith, tampered with evidence in the case in an apparent attempt to cover up the murder allegedly committed by her son.
She turned herself into the St. John’s County Sheriff’s office Saturday afternoon and is being held on a $25,000 bond, according to a police statement.
Citing surveillance video taken during the murder investigation, a police report released Saturday states that “the defendant can be observed … going to (Aiden Fucci’s) bedroom at approximately 1255 hours (12:55 p.m., date unknown), retrieving what appeared to be a pair of blue jeans, taking the jeans to the adjacent bathroom and appeared to