Psychologist in court for trying to influence outcome of ‘worst of the worst’ case

A psychologist who tried to influence the outcome of a Florida teenager’s case is in court as she seeks a plea deal.

Fort Worth police said Daniel Thomas has been charged with tampering with evidence after he allegedly tried to discredit a witness and influence a jury, the Associated Press reported.

Fort Wayne police said they have arrested Daniel Thomas and are reviewing surveillance footage of the alleged incident.

Thomas faces charges of tampering with records, tampering with the course of justice and tampering with public records.

He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

He has been released on $10,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on April 23.

Thomas has been a licensed psychologist for about a decade and is not currently employed by the Fort Wayne Police Department.

The Associated Press did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.