According to court documents Aiden Fucci and Tristyn Bailey had just left a friend’s home when an argument broke out. Aiden Fucci would stab Tristyn Bailey over a hundred times causing her death
Prosecutors believe that the murder was premeditated and the amount of times that Tristyn Bailey was stabbed would show this
In the end Aiden Fucci would plead guilty to murder and an assortment of other charges. He was facing anywhere between forty years in prison to a life sentence. The judge in the case looking at the total lack of remorse of Aiden Fucci and the brutality of the murder he would sentence the now sixteen year old to life in prison. However due to Florida law in terms of sentencing juveniles to a life sentence Aiden sentence will be reviewed after he serves twenty five years in prison
Aiden Fucci 2023 Information
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Aiden Fucci Sentencing
Florida teen who fatally stabbed 13-year-old cheerleader Tristyn Bailey 114 times in 2021 was sentenced Friday to life in prison, authorities said.
Aiden Fucci, 16, was handed the sentence by Judge R. Lee Smith, said Haley Harrison, with the State Attorney’s Office 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Harrison said Fucci’s sentence is subject to review by a judge in 25 years.
Fucci pleaded guilty in February to first-degree murder. He was 14 when he was arrested in the May 9, 2021 slaying.
Bailey was found dead in woods outside Jacksonville. According to a probable cause affidavit, Fucci told investigators that he got into an argument with Bailey and pushed her to the ground after they left a mutual friend’s before dawn on May 9.
While he was still considered a witness, Fucci snapped a photo of himself in the back of a police vehicle flashing a peace sign and posted the image to social media with the caption: “Hey guys has anybody seen Tristyn lately.”
He was arrested May 10 and initially accused of second-degree murder.
Days later, a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge, and Fucci was to be tried as an adult.
State Attorney R.J. Larizza stated the number of stab wounds supported the charge and showed the attack was premeditated.
On Wednesday, Bailey’s family provided emotional accounts during a sentencing hearing.
Alexis Bailey, Tristyn’s sister, dropped 114 teal stones into a glass jar to represent each time Fucci stabbed her younger sister.
“Aiden Fucci didn’t just take Tristyn’s life that day, he took everything from us,” she said during the hearing.
Alexis and another sister, Brittney Bailey Russell, said they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder since the slaying. Russell was on her honeymoon when she learned that her sister was missing.
“Agony isn’t painful enough. Shattered to the core doesn’t crumble like how I feel. Infuriated doesn’t even come close to touching the amount of rage I find myself trapped in,” she said. “And let me tell you, justice is just a word for comfort. It doesn’t bring her back,” Russell said.