• Bond set at $200K for suspect accused in death of Orlando teen


    During a hearing Tuesday, the bond was lowered to $200,000 for the suspect accused in the death of Orange County teenager Alexandria Chery.

    The 16-year-old was reported missing early last week, and family members said her body was found Friday morning in Osceola County.

    On Monday, prosecutors added a new charge against Sanel Saint Simon, the boyfriend of Chery's mother, in connection with the case. He's being charged with felony obstruction of a criminal investigation.

    Prosecutors wanted Saint Simon's bond increased to $500,000, but the judge settled on $200,000 with pre-trial release supervision, which means the judge wants to know where Saint Simon is going to be living.

    Saint Simon, 43, is accused of lying about Chery's disappearance and trying to clean up the bloody crime scene at her home.

    Chery’s mom found her room ransacked and detectives discovered blood on her belongings and bleach used to clean it up.

    Saint Simon's uncle told authorities his nephew asked him to lie about him driving the vehicle, which was spotted in the area where Chery's remains were found.

    The car was apparently pulled over to the side of the road with its hazards flashing the same day Chery vanished, authorities said.

    Deputies said they're still working with the Medical Examiner’s Office to identify the body, but are moving forward with their investigation as if the body is Chery’s.

    As the family grieves and seeks justice, the church community is rallying to raise money for her funeral.

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