14-year-old Aiden Fucci stabbed his classmate, Tristyn Bailey, 114 times. He has been charged with first-degree murder for her death. According to Florida's Seventh Judicial Circuit, he will be tried as an adult.
13-year old Tristyn was a seventh-grader and a cheerleader for the Infinity AllStars and Patriot Oaks Chargers.
The Seventh Judicial Circuit State Attorney, R.J Larizza, told an indictment jury the following:
"He indicated to several witnesses that he was going to kill someone by taking them in the woods and stabbing them, which are certainly the facts of this case."
Bailey's Body Disposed In A Park
The authorities found the murder weapon, a knife with its tip broken, near the Durbin Amenity Center. While examining Tristyn Bailey's body during a postmortem examination, the medical examiner found the tip of the knife inside her.
Her DNA was discovered on Fucci's t-shirt and shoes which were found in his room.
Bailey endured 114 stab wounds; 49 were on her hands, arms, and head. These prove that she fought back like hell to save her life as these wounds are 'defensive in nature. It is said that she lost the battle due to her significant injuries.
Fucci's Reason For Murdering Bailey
He claimed that they had gotten into an argument, but it remains unclear what caused it or why he had to attack her viciously. Some witnesses reportedly saw Fucci and Bailey walking through the park on Sunday, May 9, at 1:45 a.m.
Bailey's family reported her missing, and barely eight hours later, at 6 p.m., her remains were found by a neighbor. Talking about how devastating this must be for Bailey's parents and on what Fucci's parents could have done better, Larizza urged parents:
"I hope parents will learn something from this, this vicious and brutal murder, and that is that you need to know what your kids are doing and what they are saying because while we might not be able to stop these brutal and vicious murders from happening, we ought to at least try."
According to pre-trial court documents First Coast News obtained, Fucci pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.