State lawyer to deal with questions in Tristyn Bailey homicide case

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. Prosecutors are planning to indict 14-year-old Aiden Fucci as an adult for first degree murder in the murder case of his 13-year-old schoolmate Tristyn Bailey. This emerges from new court documents filed on Thursday.

Fucci was arrested earlier this month for second degree murder in Bailey’s death. However, updated documents show that prosecutors are trying to upgrade the charges to first degree murder.

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Officials on the case will provide an update Thursday afternoon that will focus on questions and issues that have surfaced since Bailey’s death earlier this month, according to 7th Circuit Prosecutors.

According to a press release, prosecutor RJ Larizza will answer questions during a press conference scheduled for 4 p.m. Prosecutors said the investigation was in its final stages. News 6 will broadcast the conference live at the beginning of this story.

Bailey was found stabbed to death on May 9 in a wooded area near her home in St. Johns County. The St. Johns County Sheriff called her death a “cold-blooded murder” and said, “The word accident is nowhere involved in this case. ”


Local authorities arrested Fucci, one of her classmates, initially for second degree murder in her death. The sheriff’s office said Fucci’s story has changed several times since the investigation began, but he ended up taking multiple recordings that were verified through surveillance videos and other evidence.

Shortly after Bailey’s death, social media posts circulated from multiple reports attempting to use the case for fame and followers. The sheriff’s office said they have been bombarded with “hundreds and hundreds of leads” about these internet trolls and that they are investigating every tip.


A Fucci attorney retired last week and is now represented by the prosecutor. Attorney Josh Mosley will be the lead attorney in the teen’s case, said defense attorney Matt Phillips, who will also be involved.

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