A Fairfield woman, suspected of being involved in her husband’s fatal stabbing, is behind bars after police were initially led to believe that her son killed his abusive father.
At 11:40 p.m. Friday, Major Crimes Detectives arrested Carissa Anne Aldrich, 38, in connection with the death of her 45-year-old husband, Tim Michael Aldrich.
Charged with involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and destruction of evidence, Aldrich has been booked into the Solano County Jail, according to a police department statement.
This case first made headlines Oct. 25 when police revealed that Carissa Aldrich’s 10-year-old son stabbed his stepfather, killing him during a domestic violence incident.
Police say the woman was being beaten by Tim Aldrich when her son, fearing for his mother’s safety, went into the kitchen, grabbed a knife and struck his stepfather. The man had a history of domestic violence, according to police.
Carissa Aldrich did not call 911 until the next morning, police said, when she realized her husband was not waking up.
Charges have not been filed against the boy, who was placed into protective custody with Children’s Protective Services at the time of his mother’s arrest.
Police did not disclose why they began investigating Carissa Aldrich or the evidence that led to her arrest, only saying that "detectives were able to develop evidence that her actions contributed to the death of her husband."
People with information about this crime are asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (707) 428-7600, the 24-hour Tip Line at (707) 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-7867.