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Mother of Tristyn Bailey’s killer gets 30 days in jail

Published on May 12, 2023 at 2:41 pm

The mother of a teenager imprisoned for killing 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey entered a plea of no contest Friday afternoon and was sentenced to 30 days in St. Johns County jail and five years of probation after being accused of crimes related to her son’s case.

Crystal Smith, the mother of Aiden Fucci, stood accused of tampering with evidence in connection with the murder.

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According to Smith’s arrest warrant, surveillance video showed her washing Fucci’s blue jeans hours after he murdered Bailey. Smith is next seen taking the jeans to her master bedroom for a while and then bringing them out and inspecting the pants several times before putting them back in her son’s room. The warrant said the jeans and the drain in the sink later tested positive for blood.

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author image Travis Gibson is a digital reporter who has lived in Jacksonville for more than 25 years. He focuses on important local issues like education and the environment. author image
author image Travis Gibson is a digital reporter who has lived in Jacksonville for more than 25 years. He focuses on important local issues like education and the environment. author image