14-Year-Old Boy Who Stabbed Classmate 114 Times Will Be Tried As An Adult For Her Murder

14-Year-Old Boy Who Stabbed Classmate 114 Times Will Be Tried As An Adult For Her Murder St. John County Sheriff's Office

A 14-year-old Florida boy who stabbed his 13-year-old classmate 114 times will be tried as an adult for her death, Florida’s Seventh Judicial Circuit announced. Aiden Fucci has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Tristyn Bailey, with Seventh Judicial Circuit State Attorney R.J. Larizza telling an indictment jury: “He indicated to several witnesses that he was going to kill someone by taking them in the woods and stabbing them, which are certainly the facts of this case.”

  1. Tristyn Bailey’s body was found abandoned in a park. Located near the Durbin Amenity Center, authorities also discovered the murder weapon: a knife with the tip broken off. The tip was later discovered by the medical examiner inside Bailey’s body during a postmortem examination. The girl’s DNA was later found on Fucci’s shoes and a t-shirt found in his bedroom.
  2. She fought like hell for her life. Authorities say that of the 114 stab wounds she endured, Bailey had 49 wounds on her hands, arms, and head, proving that she fought back against Aiden Fucci in an effort to save her own life. Tragically, she was unsuccessful and succumbed to her significant injuries.
  3. Fucci claimed he and Bailey had gotten into an argument. However, it’s unclear what caused the argument or what led him to attack her so viciously. Witnesses reported seeing Fucci and Bailey walking through the park at roughly 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 9. Bailey’s remains were found roughly eight hours after her family reported her missing at roughly 6 p.m. that same day by a neighbor.
  4. Parents were issued a stark warning to be more aware of what their children are getting up to. “I hope that parents will learn something from this, this vicious and brutal murder, and that is that you need to know what your kids are doing and what they are saying,” Larizza said. “Because while we might not be able to stop these brutal and vicious murders from happening, we ought to at least try.”
Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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