Who is Jason Fucci? Aiden Fucci's dad was in jail for child abuse years before 14-year-old 'killed' teen girl
Police allege Aiden stabbed his 13-year-old classmate a 'horrific' amount of times before she died
ST JOHNS, FLORIDA: Aiden Fucci, a 14-year-old boy, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the slaying of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey. He appeared in court on May 11.
And the proverbial apple may have not fallen far from the tree, since recent reports say that the teenager's father, Jason Fucci, had also spent time behind bars. Jason Fucci, his wife, and their son appeared in a Zoom hearing on May 11 in Florida, The Sun reported. As his detention conditions were read out, the teen tried to hold back tears before rolling his eyes as his parents were told they would have to pay $5 a day while he was in jail.
Who is Jason Fucci?
Jason Fucci, 36, was last listed as a manager at Fucci's Full Package, LLC, a landscaping company based in Jacksonville, Florida, The Sun reported. The news outlet on Wednesday exclusively revealed that Aiden Fucci's father was imprisoned for child abuse years before his son allegedly stabbed classmate Tristyn Bailey to death. Jason Fucci and Aiden's mother, Crystal Smith, appeared through Zoom for their son's hearing this week, at which their 14-year-old son appeared relaxed and sat with his hands behind his back.
Jason has a lengthy criminal record, including a stint in prison in 2003 for lewd or lascivious battery and child violence, the news outlet reported. According to court documents retrieved from Duval County Court, Jason, who was 18 at the time, was convicted of sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old female at his house. The second count stated that he "did knowingly or wilfully abuse a child by intentionally committing an act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a person under the age of 18 years."
Fucci Sr was sentenced to two years probation, but after violating the terms, he was jailed for 14 months, with 158 days granted as credit. He's had a number of other run-ins with the law, including fraud and driving with a revoked license, according to his criminal record. In 2016, he was arrested for battery after cops said he got into a fight with a couple at a gas station while his son was present, but it is unclear whether this was young Aiden.
He was sentenced to six months probation, which was terminated early, and ordered to attend anger management courses, according to records obtained by The Sun.