Cops charge Florida teen Aiden Fucci, 14, with murdering cheerleader Tristyn Bailey, 13, who was filmed walking alone with murder suspect, the night he ‘stabbed her to death’ – Police also found bloody shoes, clothes, in his bedroom
Aiden Fucci, 14, allegedly stabbed cheerleader Tristyn Bailey, 13, multiple times on Saturday night
Her body was found in the woods on Sunday with a ‘horrific’ number of stab wounds, police said
Aiden is in custody while prosecutors decide whether to try him as an adult
The last time she was seen alive, Tristyn Bailey were filmed walking with the the suspect Aiden Fucci, near Durbin Amenity Center in St Johns, on Sunday at 1.45am
Further along in the footage, Fucci then reappeared on surveillance footage at 3.27am carrying his white sneakers – there was no sign of Tristyn, a police report says
Cops later found Aiden Fucci’s bloody clothes in his bedroom 0.3 miles away – He told his mother he’d taken off his sneakers because his feet ‘hurt’
Police have not shared surveillance footage or the interview footage because it will form part of a prosecution
Aiden Fucci posted a selfie on social media after being taken in for questioning, an ‘egregious’ post which shows he was proud of what he did, sheriffs said.
He is in custody while prosecutors decide whether to try him as an adult
His father Jason Fucci was previously jailed for child abuse and battery in 2003 – Aged 18, he was found guilty of engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl
This week, Jason Fucci, 36, attended his son’s Zoom hearing along with his own mother, Crystal Smith
On Wednesday night With the release of the police report on Wednesday night, new details emerged in the case of Florida teen, Aiden Fucci, 14, who is accused of fatally stabbing 13-year-old cheerleader Tristyn Bailey a ‘horrific’ number of times. Fucci has been charged with Tristyn’s murder. He is in custody.
Aiden Fucci has been charged with murdering Tristyn Baileyafter her body was found in the woods in St Johns, Florida, on Sunday night, 12 hours after she was reported missing.
New details in the case emerged on Wednesday night with the release of the police report. Aiden Fucci, 14, has been charged with Tristyn’s murder. He is in custody.
The police report states that Tristyn Bailey was seen on surveillance camera walking alone with her alleged killer on Saturday night.
Police have not released the surveillance video but it was described in the report.
The footage purportedly, shows Aiden and Tristyn walking near the community center in St Johns, Florida, at 1.45am on Sunday.
It was the last time she was ever seen alive.
After she was reported missing, dozens of local volunteers joined in the search for her.
A volunteer later found her body after he saw that she was missing on the news and went out to look for her, police said.
The suspect was filmed walking away from the community center alone at 3.27am, nearly two hours later, according to the report. He had taken his white Nike sneakers off and was carrying them, it is alleged.
When cops went to his house, they found bloody clothes – the same ones he was wearing in the video, their report states.
Once in custody, Aiden was left alone in an interview room with his mother Crystal Smith. He told her that he’d taken off his shoes because his feet ‘hurt’.
It’s unclear from the redacted police report whether or not he confessed to the killing but police say comments he made, combined with physical evidence, is what convinced tem to place him under arrest.
The report was released via a records request on Wednesday night, after police issued a warning to people who had set up fake social media accounts trying to garner notoriety from the case.
‘There are a number of accounts however that are using this case to try to gain fame and followers. Please know that these individuals had nothing to do with this incident,’ St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office said.
Some of the fake Instagram accounts flagged up by investigators had #freeaiden hashtags on their posts.
Prosecutors are still deciding whether to charge Aiden as an adult.
On Sunday night, he took a selfie in the back of a cop car which he then posted on Snapchat with the caption ‘Hey guys has inybody (sic) seen Tristyn lately’. It was before her body was found in woods.
Now, police say they will use that ‘egregious’ selfie as evidence against him and that it proves he was ‘proud of what he did’.
‘I know it looks egregious with him making those statements in that car, but that is now evidence that we gather and use against him. So that just makes our case a better case to present to the State Attorney’s office and to present to a jury down the road saying this was his mindset.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that Aiden’s father Jason Fucci was previously jailed for child abuse in 2003 after he had sex with a 15 year-old when he was 18.
This week, the older Fucci, 36, attended his teenage son’s Zoom hearing along with his own mother, Crystal Smith.
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