Aiden Fucci, 14, was initially charged with second-degree murder in connection with Bailey’s death, but the charge was promoted to first-degree murder due to the nature of the crime, 7th Judicial Circuit’s state prosecutor RJ Laizza announced. When Thursday.
Bailey’s body was found May 9 after her family reported her missing earlier that day in St. John’s County, Florida, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. She suffered 114 stab wounds, Larissa said at a news conference on Thursday. Larissa noted that She had at least 49 defensive wounds to her head, hands and arms, saying, “To say it was horrible would be an understatement.”;
“The most important thing is that the pre-meditation can be deduced for sure. from the massive stab wounds that Tristine had Bailey had to suffer,” Larissa said.
According to the prosecutor Witnesses told officials that the 14-year-old suspect alleged he intended to kill someone by taking them into the woods and stabbing them.
In addition, Larissa also said that The tip of the knife believed to have been used in the murder It was also found in the victim’s scalp, along with the suspect’s DNA on the victim’s body. Larizza said a sharp knife was broken in a pool near Bailey’s body.
“I am not happy to charge a 14-year-old as an adult with first-degree murder. But I can tell you that the management team and I reviewed all the facts. the whole situation The law is enforced and the decision is not difficult for him to be charged as an adult,” Larissa said.
Larizza declined to answer questions about Fucci’s alleged motives. Larizza said the teenager was seen on CCTV video the day Bailey went missing, walking together. But there was no sign of any problem.
“I hope parents learn something from this brutal and brutal murder,” Larissa said. What are you doing and what are you talking about?”
CNN has contacted Fucci’s parents, but has yet to receive a response.
CNN reached out to St. Johns County public defenders tasked with protecting Fucci, but received no response.