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Aiden Fucci hearing update – Tristyn Bailey’s ‘killer’ to be tried as an ADULT’ as cops give press conference update

mayo 27, 2021


FAMILY and friends who loved Tristyn Bailey held a memorial service for her at Celebration Church in Jacksonville Tuesday evening.

Friends, family, classmates, and cheerleading teammates all showed up for the event, according to the St. Augustine Record.

AIDEN Fucci has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of the 13-year-old.

The 14-year-old is the only suspect in the murder of his classmate.

St Johns County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday that Tristyn’s cause of death was «sharp force trauma by stabbing».

Fucci was arrested last Sunday (May 9) and is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Aiden and Tristyn both attended Patriot Oaks Academy in St. Johns, Florida.

A photograph that was circulating on social media following Tristyn’s death appeared to have been posted on Aiden’s Snapchat account showing him in the back of a cop car, holding up a peace sign with the caption «hey guys has inybody [sic] seen Tristyn lately».

St. Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick confirmed Monday morning that Tristyn’s body has been found.

Hardwick said that her body was discovered fully clothed.

Tristyn was last seen on Sunday, May 9 at roughly 1.15am near the North Amenity Center, according to reports.

She was reported missing by her family at 10am that morning beginning a 16-hour search for the teenager.

Read our Aiden Fucci live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

  • WHAT DID POLICE SAY IN A PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT TRISTYN’S DEATH?

    Tristyn was last seen Sunday, May 9 at roughly 1.15am near the North Amenity Center, according to reports.

    She was reported missing by her family at 10am on Sunday morning beginning a 16 hour search for the teenager.

    Her body was found later that day by a neighbor in the woods near her Durbin Crossing home.

    “This is a cold-blooded murder by an individual who, I’m not even gonna give his name. He doesn’t even deserve for his name to be mentioned,” Sheriff Rob Hardwick said during a press conference earlier this month.

  • WHEN WAS TRISTYN BAILEY LAST SEEN?

    Tristyn was last seen Sunday, May 9 at roughly 1.15am near the North Amenity Center, according to reports.

    She was reported missing by her family at 10am on Sunday morning beginning a 16 hour search for the teenager.

    Her body was found later that day by a neighbor in the woods near her Durbin Crossing home.

  • AIDEN FUCCI POSTED A SNAPCHAT AFTER TRISTYN’S DEATH

    Aiden and Tristyn both attended Patriot Oaks Academy in St. Johns, Florida.

    A photograph that was circulating on social media following Tristyn’s death appeared to have been posted on Aiden’s Snapchat account showing him in the back of a cop car, holding up a peace sign with the caption «hey guys has inybody [sic] seen Tristyn lately».

    Police confirmed the image was being reviewed as potential evidence in the case.

  • WHAT ARE AIDEN FUCCI’S CHARGES?

    The Sheriff’s Office arrested 14-year-old Aiden Fucci on Sunday May 9 and is being held at the Juvenile Justice Facility in Volusia County.

    He is being held without bond.

    He has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder and will be tried as an adult in connection to Tristyn’s death, court documents revealed.

    Details on the murder weapon or a motive for the crime have also not been released.

  • AIDEN FUCCI WILL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT

    Aiden Fucci, 14, will be charged as an adult with premeditated first degree murder in the death of Trisityn Bailey, 13, court documents show.

    Fucci had previously been charged as a juvenile with second-degree murder in Tristyn’s death.

    The Sheriff’s Office arrested 14-year-old Aiden Fucci on Sunday May 9 and is being held at the Juvenile Justice Facility in Volusia County.

    He is being held without bond.

  • HOW DID TRISTYN BAILEY DIE?

    St. Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick confirmed Tristyn’s body was found.

    Bailey was found stabbed to death in a wooded area near her home in St. Johns County on May 9.

    Tristyn was last seen Sunday, May 9 at roughly 1.15am near the North Amenity Center, according to reports.

    She was reported missing by her family at 10am on Sunday morning beginning a 16 hour search for the teenager.

    Her body was found later that day by a neighbor in the woods near her Durbin Crossing home.

    “This is a cold-blooded murder by an individual who, I’m not even gonna give his name. He doesn’t even deserve for his name to be mentioned,” Sheriff Rob Hardwick said during a press conference earlier this month.

  • WHO IS AIDEN FUCCI?

    The Sheriff’s Office arrested 14-year-old Aiden Fucci on Sunday May 9 and is being held at the Juvenile Justice Facility in Volusia County.

    He is being held without bond.

    He has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder and will be tried as an adult in connection to Tristyn’s death, court documents revealed.

    Details on the murder weapon or a motive for the crime have also not been released.

    Aiden and Tristyn both attended Patriot Oaks Academy in St. Johns, Florida.

    A photograph that was circulating on social media following Tristyn’s death appeared to have been posted on Aiden’s Snapchat account showing him in the back of a cop car, holding up a peace sign with the caption «hey guys has inybody [sic] seen Tristyn lately».

    Police confirmed the image was being reviewed as potential evidence in the case.

  • TRISTYN BAILEY’S FOUR OLDER SIBLINGS REMEMBER HER AT MEMORIAL

    Tristyn Bailey’s four older siblings spoke at her memorial service.

    “Tristyn had a laugh that was contagious and the brightest smile we ever saw,” said sister Brittney Bailey Russell. “Tristyn was one of the most confident, well-rounded, beautiful, smart and kind-hearted humans I know.»

    Brittney promised her little sister’s name would never be forgotten.

  • SOME ONLINE ACCOUNTS USING BAILEY’S DEATH TO ‘GAIN FAME’

    Police have issued a warning to anyone setting up fake accounts to attempt to spread lies or get notoriety from Tristyn Bailey’s murder.

    «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.

    If they are caught, any of the people behind the posts could be charged with interfering with a police investigation or cyberbullying.

  • TENNESSEE TEEN FALSELY ACCUSED IN BAILEY’S DEATH

    Levi Whitehouse said he’s been falsely accused of being involved in Bailey’s murder, even though he has never having visited St. John’s County, where she was killed.

    “I had no clue [about the case],” Whitehouse told News4Jax, adding that his family is now receiving death threats.

    Whitehouse believes he may have been targeted as a prank by the online gaming community.

  • EMOTIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF TRISTYN BAILEY

    On Tuesday, Tristyn Bailey’s friends and family gathered to remember the slain 13-year-old and celebrate her life.

    Guests wore aqua and white – Bailey’s favorite colors – as they attended the service at Celebration Church on Jacksonville’s Southside. Thousands of other mourners watched the two-hour tribute online.

    “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memories become treasures,” said sister Alexis Bailey. “Let Tristyn become your treasure.”

  • NEARLY ‘ZERO CHANCE’ FUCCI STAYS IN JUVIE, ATTORNEY SAYS

    Aiden Fucci, accused of murdering Tristyn Bailey, has been ordered to stay in juvenile detention until May 31.

    Thousands have signed a petition asking the Florida governor and the State Attorney’s Office to charged Fucci as an adult. If he is charged as a juvenile, the 14-year-old cannot legally be held in jail beyond age 21.

    Gene Nichols, an attorney who is not affiliated with the case, said it is unlikely that Aiden Fucci will remain in juvenile detention.

    “I would think that there’s almost zero chance that he will be kept in juvenile court,» Nichols said.

  • NEW ATTORNEY FOR AIDEN FUCCI COULD COST ‘UP TO $100,000’

    Since Fucci’s attorney, Anwar Snober, has filed a motion to withdraw from the case, Fucci will either find a new private attorney or be assigned public counsel.

    Gene Nichols, an attorney who is not affiliated with the case, said private attorneys can be very expensive, costing up to $100,000.

    “There are tremendous costs associated with that, so that’s why you see the vast majority of cases like this end up getting represented by the public,” Nichols said.

  • FUCCI’S ATTORNEY WITHDRAWS FROM THE CASE

    Anwar Snober, Aiden Fucci’s attorney since his arrest, has filed a motion to withdraw as counsel, News4Jax reported.

    Snober filed the withdrawal in agreement with Fucci and the teen’s parents.

    Fucci will either hire a new private attorney or the court will appoint him a public defender. 

  • SHERIFF SAYS TRISTYN BAILEY KILLING WASN’T AN ACCIDENT

    St. Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick called Tristyn Bailey’s killing a “cold-blooded murder” after her body was found.

    “This is a cold-blooded murder of a 13-year-old young girl who did not deserve to die,” he told News4Jax.

    Bailey was killed on May 9 after going missing for several hours. Aiden Fucci has been charged in connection to her death.

    «I don’t want to mention the number of times, but it is horrific,” the Sheriff added when he discussed the stab wounds found on the teen girl.

    “It’s horrible, and the word accident is nowhere involved in this case.»

  • PETITIONERS WANT AIDEN FUCCI TRIED AS AN ADULT FOR TRISTYN BAILEY MURDER

    More than 700,000 people have signed a Change.org petition asking the State Attorney’s Office and Gov Ron DeSantis to charge Aiden Fucci as an adult and with first-degree murder.

    If he is not charged as an adult, the 14-year-old cannot legally be held in jail beyond age 21.

    Fucci is charged with the murder of 13-year-old cheerleader Tristyn Bailey, his classmate at their school in Florida.

  • TRISTYN BAILEY’S SISTER POSTED ASKING FOR HELP WHEN SHE WENT MISSING IN EARLY MAY

    Tristyn Bailey’s sister Brittney posted on social media begging for any information about the cheerleader’s disappearance when she went missing.

    She shared: «PLEASE. If anyone has any information please please please share.»

    «I’ve never seen my family in the state we are in right now, we just want our baby Bailey home.»

    Sadly, the 13-year-old’s body was found just hours after she went missing.

  • HAS AIDEN FUCCI BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER?

    Aiden Fucci has been charged for the death of his Florida classmate, 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey.

    The fellow teen has been charged with second-degree murder in the crime.

    He could potentially be charged as an adult even though he is 14 years old.

  • HOW OLD WAS TRISTYN BAILEY WHEN SHE DIED?

    Florida teenager Tristyn Bailey was reported missing on May 9.

    She was later tragically found dead, and her classmate Aiden Fucci has been charged with her murder.

    Bailey was just 13 years old when she died.

  • HOW OLD IS AIDEN FUCCI?

    Aiden Fucci stands accused of the murder of his classmate, Tristyn Bailey.

    The teenager has already had one hearing before a judge and been detained.

    Fucci is just 14 years old.

  • WHERE WAS TRISTYN BAILEY LAST SEEN ON SECURITY FOOTAGE?

    Tristyn Bailey, 13, was last seen in St Johns, Florida on May 9 in the morning and was reported missing by her family at 10am.

    An arrest report, obtained by First Coast News, alleged that security footage showed two teenagers walking at 1.45am.

    Less than two hours later, at 3.27am, only one person was seen walking – holding a pair of shoes.

    While executing a search warrant at Aiden Fucci’s home, the report said that officers found items that tested positive for the presence of blood.

  • HOW LONG WAS FUCCI DETAINED FOR AT HEARING?

    Aiden Fucci appeared in court for a hearing on May 11, following the murder of Tristyn Bailey and his arrest in connection to the case.

    «I do find that there is probable cause to believe the offense occurred and at this time I am going to order that Mr Fucci be detained by the department of juvenile justice in secure detention for 21 days or until further order of the court,» the judge ruled at the time.

  • COULD FUCCI BE TRIED AS AN ADULT?

    Aiden Fucci was charged with second-degree murder on May 10, one day after Tristyn Bailey’s body was found.

    “The state attorney does have the discretion to refer a 14 or 15-year-old for a direct file to be tried as an adult under murder charges,” lawyer Curtis Fallgatter, who is not involved in the case, told First Coast News.

    The lawyer added: “If juvenile sanctions are imposed, that would yield a much more lenient sentence than adult sanctions.»

  • FUCCI ALLEGEDLY CHANGED HIS STORY WHILE SPEAKING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Law enforcement said Aiden Fucci provided them with an initial statement, but that it changed several times and that he made several “admissions» when being questioned.

    While executing a search warrant at Fucci’s home, a report said officers found items that tested positive for the presence of blood.

  • AUTHORITIES SAY SNAPCHAT PHOTO COULD BE USED AGAINST AIDEN FUCCI

    Aiden Fucci allegedly posted a Snapchat photo when he was being arrested, but authorities say it might actually help strengthen the case against the 14-year-old.

    «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,» Sheriff Robert Hardwick told WOKV.





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