Aiden Fucci shared a heartbreaking message with Tristyn Bailey’s family as he pleaded guilty to the murder of a teenage cheerleader
KILLER teenager Aiden Fucci has delivered a final message in court after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey 114 times.
The Florida killer, now 16, said Monday “I’m sorry” to the victim’s family and his own as he faces a possible life sentence.
After years of maintaining his innocence, Fucci was found guilty of the 2021 murder of teenage cheerleader Tristyn, who disappeared on May 9, 2021.
Her parents noticed she was missing from her bedroom on Mother’s Day morning, prompting authorities to launch a search for the girl.
Authorities later determined that she was last seen at Absher’s home with classmates Doffs Absher III and Fucci, who was then 15, before she went missing.
Surveillance footage showed Tristyn and Fucci walking in a neighborhood in St. Johns County, Florida, around 1:14 a.m. on May 9.
Moments later, however, the video only showed Fucci returning home in the early morning.
On the evening of May 9, the 13-year-old’s body was found near a detention pond by a neighbor who was fleeing in a wooded area.
Prosecutor RJ Larizza later announced that Tristyn was found with 114 stab wounds.
Many of them were defensive – “she fought for her life,” he said at the time.
Shocking reports at the time revealed that the word “Karma” had been written on the cheerleader’s ankle.
The word was written in blue ink on her left knuckle, while a smiley face was drawn on the inside of her right knuckle.
Fucci was recorded the day after Tristyn was discovered on May 20, 2021.
A haunting, shirtless photo of the twisted teenager shows him covered in scrapes after the intense fight.
While the defense described him as concerned, witnesses told horrifying stories about his disordered behavior, including saying he heard “voices” when he was angry.
Authorities also collected graphic drawings depicting acts of violence against women and “several knives” when they searched the young killer’s home.
Prosecutors claimed he actually told friends he planned to kill someone in the woods before the crime took place.
However, he claimed the two simply got into a fight when they were together on their last night.
At the time, Fucci told police Tristyn “grabbed his penis,” which made him “pissed,” and the two began fighting, local CBS affiliate WJAX reported at the time.
He claimed to authorities that he then pushed her hard to the ground and she hit her head.
According to the report, Fucci said he left her there.
Since his incarceration, inmates have told chilling stories about his behavior in the Duval County jail.
He has reportedly threatened and blackmailed his fellow inmates with bullying and “relentless threats,” claims a local NBC-ABC joint affiliate WTLV/WJXX.
He fought with an inmate and forced others to get him items from the prison commissioner, doctors say.
The teenager was sprayed twice with chemical agents and placed in solitary confinement for the alleged outbursts and violence.
Though too young to face the death penalty, Fucci could face at least 40 years of life imprisonment depending on his conviction.
He has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and is expected to be sentenced this spring.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7324379/aiden-fucci-message-tristyn-bailey-family-murder/ Aiden Fucci shared a heartbreaking message with Tristyn Bailey’s family as he pleaded guilty to the murder of a teenage cheerleader