VANCOUVER – A woman charged with witness tampering in connection with a deadly Vancouver hit-and-run posted bail Monday morning, but she cannot leave jail because returning home would violate a no-contact order.
That's because her live-in boyfriend is the suspected driver in the hit-and-run.
According to the police search warrant, Andino complained to a neighbor that her boyfriend "is an alcoholic who frequently drives under the influence." The search warrant also described how police obtained DNA from a suspected driver, a computer, and a receipt for groceries purchased at a nearby store just prior to the deadly crash.
In court Monday, prosecutors named Brandon Smith, 27, as the suspected driver of the truck that hit and killed two women who were crossing the street in Vancouver on Jan. 19.
Smith, of Vancouver, has not been arrested in the case but prosecutors said he left the scene of the accident.
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Smith's live-in girlfriend, 21-year-old Kalista Andino, was charged Monday with one count of witness tampering. Prosecutors said she was a passenger in the truck but did not report the deadly crash.
Andino posted bail Tuesday and was ordered not to have any contact with Smith or his family. She was warned that returning to the apartment she shares with Smith would violate her no-contact order. For her to live there, Smith would have to go to court and prove that he will move out of the apartment, prosecutors said.
A hearing was scheduled for Wednesday morning to reevaluate Andino's release conditions.
Brandon Smith's mother, 63-year-old Linda Smith (pictured at left), was also charged with witness tampering. She allegedly called witnesses and urged them not to speak with investigators.
Linda posted bail Tuesday and was released to return to her home, with conditions. She was ordered not to have any contact with Andino, the victims' families or her son, Brandon.
KGW reporter Ashley Korslien contributed to this report.