Prosecutors say a teenage mother accused of murder was shown in a video of scraping blood from her son’s jeans.


Triston Bailey

Tristyn Bailey died on May 10 at the age of 13. St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office

  • A 14-year-old Florida boy was charged with the brutal murder of 7th grade Tristyn Bailey.

  • According to the prosecution, a teenage mother was also arrested after trying to wash blood from her son’s jeans.

  • Bailey, who attended the same school as the suspect, was stabbed to death on May 10.

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The mother of a 14-year-old boy, who was charged with first-class murder in Florida, was also arrested for falsifying evidence. St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office..

Aiden Fucci has been accused of stabbing and killing 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey 114 times. Despite his age, Futch has been charged as an adult in a brutal murder due to the nature of the crime.

Futch’s mother, Crystal Smith, was arrested Saturday after authorities claimed to have scrubbed the girl’s blood from her son’s jeans.

Smith, 35, was present when authorities interviewed his son after Bailey’s disappearance. News4Jax report. When authorities left home with his son, Smith was caught in a surveillance video washing what appeared to be jeans in the bathroom sink. According to the arrest warrant, jeans and sink later tested positive in blood tests. It was.

“Falsifying evidence is falsifying justice and cannot be forgiven or tolerated,” state lawyer RJ Larizza said in a statement.

“Our goal in the investigation is to ensure full accountability for a successful prosecution,” said Sheriff Robert A. Hardwick of St. Johns County. statement After Smith’s arrest. “Crystal Smith will be responsible for her role in this case and justice will be given for Triston Bailey and her family.

Bailey, who was finally seen wearing a cheerleading skirt, Missing report On the morning of May 10, her family searched the entire county, and hours later her body was found in the woods near the regulating pond near the dead end, about 0.3 miles from Futch’s house, throughout the county. The search has ended.

A state lawyer said Thursday that the decision to upgrade from a second-class murder to a first-class murder and prosecute Futch as an adult was made after the details of the case were revealed. Was stabbed 114 times and at least 49 injuries to his hands, arms and head were “defensive.”

He also said that Futch had told several people “I intended to kill someone” before the murder, but he did not identify a particular person.

Futch and Bailey were in seventh grade when she died and attended the same school.

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