A TEENAGE accused of stabbing a cheerleader more than 100 times faces multiple beatings in connection with his murder trial.
Aiden Fucci, now 16, has been charged in connection with the death of Tristyn Bailey after her remains were found in the Florida woods in May 2021.
Fucci’s attorneys were reportedly trying to get the teen out of a Duval County jail where he is being held, reports WJXT.
Her application was denied because the St. Johns County Jail does not have a juvenile wing.
Fucci’s defense team has claimed he received threats while behind bars and said the boy is alone 24 hours a day, according to court documents seen by WJXT.
But St. Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick said he didn’t want Fucci changing prisons, claiming the boy had “lost the right” to choose where he was incarcerated.
They also attempted to change the location of the trial, fearing the impartiality of the jury.
Fucci’s attorneys believe he will not receive a fair trial, but jury selection begins February 6.
However, Judge R. Lee Smith has confirmed that the matter will be reopened if an impartial jury cannot be found.
Fucci’s defense team has also expressed concern over statements made by District Attorney RJ Larizza after Tristyn’s remains were found.
He said: “The bottom line is that intent is certainly inferred from the sheer number of stab wounds Tristyn Bailey suffered.
“Every time that arm went down, it was intent.”
Fucci is accused of stabbing Tristyn 114 times in the attack that rocked Florida.
Prosecutors say Fucci told friends he wanted to “take someone into the woods and stab them.”
Larizza claimed the student made comments to “several people” that he “intended to kill someone.”
He said: “He didn’t say who it was, but he did imply that he would kill someone by taking them into the forest and stabbing them, which is certainly the facts of this case.”
“INTENT TO KILL”
Documents allegedly revealed interviews with Fucci’s friends in which they discussed his comments about trying to stab someone.
A friend told police that a month before Tristyn’s death, Fucci had discussed taking someone into the woods and stabbing them, according to the St. Augustine Record.
One of Fucci’s buddies previously claimed he draws terrifying pictures.
They also claimed that he heard voices when he got angry.
Tristyn’s body was found near a lake near her home in May last year.
Surveillance footage showed the teenager walking with Fucci near the location.
And startling reports revealed that the word “Karma” had been written on Tristyn’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.
It is not known who was responsible for the drawings.
A year after Tristyn’s death, her family wants to celebrate her continued inspiration.
The teenager is survived by her parents and four siblings.
They said: “As a family, we remain devastated and overcome with grief at the loss of Tristyn.
“Over time, we learn to deal with carrying this loss on.
“We draw our greatest strength from our love for Tristyn and seek to honor her memory in harmony with her spirit.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6912937/aiden-fucci-tristyn-bailey-stabbing-trial-blows/ Aiden Fucci, who killed 13-year-old cheerleader Tristyn Bailey after stabbing her 114 times, faces two major blows in the process