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Girl, 13, ‘stabbed to death’ as cops charge classmate, 14, with her murder

AIDEN Fucci has been taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey.

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

The St Johns County Sheriff’s Office announced that the cause of death was “sharp force trauma by stabbing” on Tuesday.

Fucci was arrested on Sunday evening 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 confirmed that Bailey’s body was was fully clothed.

Tristyn was last seen Sunday 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.

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

  • SHERIFF: TRISTYN BAILEY KILLING WAS ‘COLD-BLOODED MURDER’

    St Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick called Tristyn Bailey’s killing a “cold-blooded murder” and said that it was definitely not an accident.

    The sheriff’s comments come after it was revealed that Bailey was stabbed to death, and her classmate Aiden Fucci was charged.

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

    “That being said, I don’t want to mention the number of times, but it is horrific,” he added while discussing the stab wounds found on the teen.

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

    St Johns County Sheriff Rob Hardwick called the teen’s killing a ‘cold-blooded murder’Credit: wokv
  • SHERIFF’S OFFICE ISSUES WARNING ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA TROLLS

    On Tuesday, the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement about a group of trolls that had been leaving cruel comments on Tristyn Bailey’s Instagram account after she was found dead.

    “There are a number of accounts … that are using this case to try to gain fame and followers,” the statement says.

    “Please know that these individuals had nothing to do with this incident.”

    The statement goes on to list a series of user names that the department is aware of.

  • SHERIFF SAYS THERE’S A ‘LONG WAY TO GO’ IN TRISTYN CASE

    St Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick told Action News that even though the department has arrested a suspect in Tristyn Bailey’s murder, there is still a “long way to go” in the investigation

    “This case does not end with the unfortunate death of Tristyn and it doesn’t end with the arrest of our suspect,” the sheriff said.

    “It ends when we get everything together and everything is exhausted. We have a long way to go.”

    He also told the station that there could be additional “forthcoming arrests” in the case.

  • WHEN WAS TRISTYN BAILEY LAST SEEN?

    Slain teen Tristyn Bailey, 13, was last seen in surveillance video walking near the North Durbin Amenities Center with Aidan Fucci, 14, who has since been charged with murdering her.

    The two were spotted together around 1.14am on Sunday.

    Bailey was reported missing around 10am that day, kicking off a 16-hour search.

    Her body was later found less than half a mile from Fucci’s home.

  • TRISTYN BAILEY’S CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED

    In an update posted to their Facebook account on Tuesday, the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office revealed that 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey had been stabbed to death.

    “It has now been determined by Chief Medical Examiner Dr Predrag Bulic that the cause of death is sharp force trauma by stabbing,” the update says.

    “The manner of death is homicide.”

    Bailey’s body was found around 6pm on Sunday after the teen was reported missing earlier that day.

  • TRISTYN BAILEY’S COUSIN HOPES AIDEN FUCCI CONFESSES TO ALLEGED CRIME

    Tristyn Bailey’s cousin, Connie Stull, exclusively told The Sun that she hopes Aiden Fucci confesses to killing her 13-year-old cousin.

    She was asked if she hopes the 14-year-old comes clean, and replied: “Yes I do. I have cried my eyes out.”

    “I looked him [Aiden] up on Facebook, but there are too many. I’m happy they made an arrest and hope they try him as an adult.”

  • AIDEN FUCCI COULD FACE LIFE IN JAIL

    14-year-old Aiden Fucci could face life in jail if he is found guilty of the murder of Tristyn Bailey.

    If Fucci is charged as an adult, he could be sentenced to life in jail for the second-degree murder charges.

    The state attorney in Florida will ultimately decide whether the teen should be tried as a juvenile or an adult in the case.

  • AIDEN FUCCI’S SNAPCHAT PHOTO MAY HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT’S CASE AGAINST HIM

    Aiden Fucci allegedly posted a Snapchat photograph of himself in the back of a squad car holding up a peace sign asking where Tristyn was after the teen girl went missing.

    Before Tuesday’s court appearance, Sheriff Robert Hardwick told WOKV the picture shows the 14-year-old seems “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,” he noted.

    “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.”

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL SAYS AIDEN FUCCI’S SNAPCHAT PHOTO SHOWS HE’S ‘PROUD’ OF ALLEGED CRIME

    Aiden Fucci, who stands accused of the murder of Tristyn Bailey, allegedly posted a Snapchat photograph of himself in the back of a squad car holding up a peace sign asking where Tristyn was.

    Before the 14-year-old appeared in court on Tuesday, Sheriff Robert Hardwick told WOKV the image shows the teen is “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,” he said.

    “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.”

    “This is what he’s doing, was he’s proud of what he did,” he added. “So, you know, this is going to help our case and make it stronger to, you know, his intentions.”

  • AIDEN FUCCI REPORTEDLY ROLLED HIS EYES IN COURT

    Although he appeared tearful when the judge read off his detention tears, Aiden Fucci reportedly had another reaction entirely when a judge determined another factor in his detention during court on Tuesday.

    “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 determined.

    The teenager allegedly rolled his eyes when his parents were told they will have to pay $5 per day while he remains in the center.

  • AIDEN FUCCI APPEARED TEARFUL AS HIS DETENTION TERMS WERE READ IN COURT

    Aiden Fucci appeared in court before Judge Richard Orfinger on Tuesday morning and reacted to the judge’s decision in his detention.

    The teenager appeared to hold back tears as his detention terms were read out; the judge has determined the teen will “be detained by the department of juvenile justice in secure detention for 21 days or until further order of the court.”

  • AIDEN FUCCI IN SECURE DETENTION FOR 21 DAYS

    Aiden Fucci was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Tristyn Bailey, and is being held in detention for weeks.

    Fucci appeared in court before Judge Richard Orfinger on Tuesday morning, and the judge determined, “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.”

    It is unclear whether or not the teen will be tried as an adult in the death of the 13-year-old girl.

  • AIDEN FUCCI ARRESTED MONDAY IN CONNECTION TO TRISTYN BAILEY’S DEATH

    Aden Fucci, 14, was arrested hours after Tristyn Bailey went missing and was charged on Monday with second-degree murder in the investigation.

    Fucci, a fellow student at the 13-year-old’s school, appeared in court before Judge Richard Orfinger on Tuesday morning.

    “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 decided.

  • TRISTYN BAILEY’S SISTER POSTED DESPERATE PLEA ON SOCIAL MEDIA BEFORE HER BODY WAS FOUND

    The sister of 13-year-old Trisyn Bailey posted on social media about her missing sibling before her body was found on Sunday.

    Brittney 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.”

  • TRISTYN BAILEY INVESTIGATION IS ‘COMPLEX,’ COPS SAY

    Tristyn Bailey’s body was found on Sunday, and the ongoing investigation is complicated, according to area cops.

    The St Johns County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said that they “do not believe there is a threat at this time” asking the community to “stand down” from the search.

    Law enforcement explained that “this is the early stage of a very, very complex investigation.”

    14-year-old Aiden Fucci was arrested and charged in connection to Tristyn’s death.

  • TRISTYN’S CHEERLEADING TEACHER SAYS SHE WAS ‘AN INCREDIBLE LEADER’ BEFORE UNTIMELY DEATH

    Tristyn Bailey was allegedly killed by fellow teenager Aiden Fucci, and her loved ones are now speaking out about the lost 13-year-old girl.

    Tanya White, who taught Tristyn cheerleading, described the tragedy of her death as “completely horrendous” and “mind-blowing.”

    “Tristyn was a cheerleader for our middle school association and captain as a 7th grader,” she said.

    “Tristyn was an incredible leader, friend, and role model for many athletes. She lit up the room with her smile and spunk! She absolutely did not deserve this.”

  • TRISTYN BAILEY’S COUSIN SAYS 13-YEAR-OLD CHEERLEADER WAS ‘A SWEETHEART’

    The Sun spoke exclusively with Tristyn Bailey’s cousin after Aiden Fucci was charged in connection with the teen girl’s death, and had loving words to say about the 13-year-old teen girl who was tragically killed.

    Tristyn’s cousin, Connie Stull, said, “Tristyn was a sweetheart, she loved cheerleading.”

    “I’m an emotional wreck, my husband and I didn’t sleep well last night.”

  • TRISTYN BAILEY’S FAMILY HOPES AIDEN FUCCI ‘COMES CLEAN’ IN INVESTIGATION

    Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Tristyn Bailey’s cousin, Connie Stull, said she hopes Aiden Fucci confesses.

    The 14-year-old boy was charged in connection with Tristyn’s death.

    When asked if she hopes he comes clean, Connie responded: “Yes I do. I have cried my eyes out.”

    “I looked him [Aiden] up on Facebook, but there are too many. I’m happy they made an arrest and hope they try him as an adult.”

  • ‘PROUD OF WHAT HE’S DONE’

    Before Tuesday’s court appearance, Sheriff Robert Hardwick told WOKV that the Snapchat image taken by Fucci shows he is “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.

    “This is what he’s doing, was he’s proud of what he did. So, you know, this is going to help our case and make it stronger to, you know, his intentions.”

  • AIDEN’S SNAPCHAT UNDER INVESTIGATION

    Fucci allegedly posted a Snapchat photograph of himself in the back of a squad car holding up a peace sign asking where Tristyn was, which has left family and friends disgusted.

    “Hey guys has inybody [sic] seen Tristyn lately,” the teen wrote in a caption imposed over the image.

    The Sun can confirm it is now being probed by police as part of their investigation.

    Girl, 13, 'stabbed to death' as cops charge classmate, 14, with her murder
  • ‘ROLLING HIS EYES’

    During his court appearance on Tuesday, Aiden appeared to hold back tears when the terms of his detention by Judge Richard Orfinger.

    He then rolled his eyes when his parents were told they’d have to pay a fee of $5 for each day he remains at the Volusia County detention center where he’s being held.

    It’s currently unclear whether he will be tried as an adult in the case, with a determination to be made in court later this month.

    Girl, 13, 'stabbed to death' as cops charge classmate, 14, with her murder
  • AIDEN APPEARS IN COURT

    Fourteen-year-old murder suspect Aiden Fucci appeared in court on Tuesday after being arrested and charged in the death of teen cheerleader, Tristyn Bailey.

    He was arrested on Monday and has charged with second-degree murder.

    Fucci appeared in court before Judge Richard Orfinger earlier Today, wearing a dark-colored sweater, at a detention center in Volusia county.

    “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 determined.

    Girl, 13, 'stabbed to death' as cops charge classmate, 14, with her murder
  • WHAT HAS AIDEN FUCCI BEEN CHARGED WITH?

    Aiden Fucci, a 14-year-old suspected in the death of Tristyn Bailey, was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office in Florida on Sunday evening and is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice.

    He is charged with second-degree murder in connection to Tristyn’s death.

  • HOW OLD WAS TRISTYN BAILEY?

    Tristyn Bailey, a Florida cheerleader, was found deceased on Sunday, and a fellow teen has been charged in connection to her death.

    Tristyn was just 13 years old when she died.

    The teen charged with her death, Aiden Fucci, is 14.

  • WHERE WAS TRISTYN BAILEY’S BODY FOUND?

    Tristyn Bailey went missing on Sunday in Florida and her family reported the teen girl missing at 10am on Sunday morning.

    That kicked off a 16 hour search for the teenager.

    Sadly, her body was discovered later that day by a neighbor in the woods near her Durbin Crossing home.



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