Is Aiden Fucci OK? Teen murderer claims 'demons' are after him in SHOCKING video
ST JOHNS COUNTY, FLORIDA: A pre-trial hearing for teenager Aiden Fucci who is accused of stabbing his 13-year-old schoolmate Tristyn Bailey 114 times to her death quickly went off the rails on Wednesday, September 1. In a video from the online hearing Fucci can be seen behaving abruptly and talking about 'demons'.
In a zoom hearing on Wednesday, Fucci can be seen moving back and forth in his orange prison uniform. The 14-year-old looked around distractedly from inside the jail cell murmuring something. “Why am I here?” Fucci could be heard asking, according to snippets broadcast by the Jacksonville, Florida-based TV station WTLV. “I just want to talk to my mom and dad. What’s going on?” At another point, Fucci added: “I won’t let you demons take my soul.” Then, the video cut off, and court abruptly ended.
Investigative reporter, Anne Schindler posted a series of videos and tweets about the trial. She tweeted, "Murder defendant Aiden Fucci seeming distracted and somewhat distraught as pre-trial hearing begins." Posting another video she said, "This shows the moment when Aiden Fucci’s feed suddenly dropped off of zoom court. We’ve reached out to the judge to see what’s happening @FCN2go," and in another video, he can be seen saying, "Why am I here?" "I just want to talk to my mom and dad." Schindler also revealed that after the meeting ended abruptly, the judge’s assistant attributed the proceedings’ premature conclusion to “technical difficulties,” rescheduling the hearing for October 28.
Fucci is being tried as an adult for allegedly murdering Bailey in the early morning hours of May 9, 2021. The death penalty, however, is not on the table. Fucci’s mother, Crystal Smith, was subsequently charged with destroying evidence in the case, after a video of her washing Fucci's blood-stained jeans came to light. The medical examiner’s report found that Bailey was stabbed to death in a homicide. “It has now been determined by Chief Medical Examiner Dr Predrag Bulic that the cause of death is sharp force trauma by stabbing,” St Johns County Sheriff Robert A Hardwick’s office wrote in a press release. “The manner of death is homicide.”
After allegedly murdering Bailey, Fucci posted a selfie of himself on social media with a caption that seemed to mock Bailey’s disappearance. “Hey guys has anybody [sic] seen Tristyn lately,” the Snapchat caption read. Authorities released more videos in the case last week.
Florida authorities have released videos of accused teen murderer Aiden Fucci in the back of a police car after Tristyn Bailey, 13, was stabbed to death.— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) August 25, 2021
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The police authorities say that Fucci told shifting stories about what happened. In one version, he claimed that just before the murder, the duo “got into an altercation after Tristyn grabbed his penis.” “Aiden stated he forcefully pushed Tristyn to the ground, which caused her to strike her head,” the documents say. He told a different version to a detective, claiming hypothetically Bailey “could be with a drug dealer who is in his twenties that she communicates with through Snapchat,” according to court documents. Floating another theory, Fucci suggested that Bailey “could be on a path by the north amenities center known for teenage drug use.” According to court documents, detectives initially suspected that Bailey may have been involved in “illegal activity,” but they eventually found nothing that can prove the claims.