Who are Aiden Fucci's parents? Teen, 14, who stabbed Tristyn Bailey may have had 'traumatic childhood'
ST JOHNS COUNTY, FLORIDA: Aiden Fucci, 14, who is facing a first-degree murder charge as an adult for allegedly stabbing 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey to death, will continue to be held without bail. Gruesome details from the murder have been making headlines for the past few weeks. Now, people want to know who are the parents of the teenage killer.
Fucci was originally charged with second-degree murder when arrested on May 10, 2021, by St Johns County Sheriff's Office in connection with the murder of Bailey, whose body was found on May 9, 2021, in a wooded area in the Durbin Crossing neighborhood where both the teens lived. Later, it was revealed by the State Attorney's Office that the charge against Fucci was upgraded to first-degree murder because of evidence that indicated premeditation. State Attorney RJ Larizza said the severity of the crime also warranted that Fucci be tried as an adult.
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Bailey was a student at Patriot Oaks Academy when she was found dead on May 9, 2021, in a wooded area near her house in northwest St Johns County, near Jacksonville. Clothing with traces of Bailey's blood was found at Fucci's home. The presumed weapon, a buck knife typically used for hunting, was recovered in a pond near the crime scene. Fucci's arrest report also alleges that deputies found a security camera video in which the two teens were seen walking east on a suburban street at 1.45am on the day of her murder. The video later showed just one person, believed to be Fucci, holding a pair of shoes while walking west at 3.27am.
Gruesome details of Tristyn Bailey's murder
It was revealed that Fucci allegedly stabbed Bailey 114 times and left her mutilated body in a wooded area on May 9, 2021. Attorney Larizza also revealed that of the 114 stab wounds Bailey sustained, at least 49 were to her hands, arms and head and were defensive in nature, USA Today reported. He said, "The bottom line is that premeditation could be inferred certainly from just the sheer number of stab wounds that Tristyn Bailey had to suffer. Every time that arm went back, and every time that arm went down, that was premeditation." Larizza also claimed that Fucci "intended to kill someone by taking them in the woods and stabbing them." The website also stated that when the court asked if Fucci was suffering from mental health issues or was receiving counseling, Larizza said no. We reported earlier that Fucci allegedly used the buck knife so "viciously" that its tip broke and was later found stuck in Bailey's scalp.
Who are Aiden Fucci's parents?
Crystal Smith and Jason Fucci are Aiden Fucci's parents. The couple appeared during a Zoom hearing on May 11, 2021, in Florida. Fucci also appeared in court before Judge Richard Orfinger, wearing a dark-colored sweater, at a detention center in Volusia county.
Details about Jason's criminal past also came to light after the Bailey murder case. It was reported that on January 1, 2003, Jason was accused of child abuse, injury and neglect. On November 17, 2004, he was found guilty and was sentenced to one year and two months in prison. On October 1, 2003, he was arrested for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl at his home. He was found guilty and was sentenced to two years of probation.
With 158 days given as credit, he violated the conditions and was jailed for 14 months. Jason was a Robinson Irrigation employee in Jacksonville when he was arrested on October 1, 2003. In 2016, Jason was booked for battery. He was accused of getting into a fight at a gas station with a couple while his son was present. These details about Jason point out that Fucci might have a traumatic childhood.
"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 stated. The teenager was seen holding back tears as his detention terms were read out, before rolling his eyes when his parents were told that they will have to pay $5 per day while he remains in the center. Later, it was reported that the judge found that Fucci’s parents were "indigent and unable to pay for a private lawyer". Assistant public defender Joshua Mosley is the attorney assigned to represent Fucci.