Teen boy ‘stabbed cheerleader 114 times and bragged about wanting to kill someone in woods’


Aiden Fucci (right) was charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed 13-year-old Florida cheerleader Tristyn Bailey (left) (Pictures: Facebook/St Johns County Sheriff’s Office)

A teenage boy allegedly stabbed a 13-year-old cheerleader 114 times and then bragged about wanting to drag someone into the woods to kill. Aiden Fucci, 14, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after Florida cheerleader Tristyn Bailey’s body was found near his home on Mother’s Day.

When Bailey’s corpse was discovered, Fucci allegedly said, ‘How is that my problem?’ according to documents prosecutors released in the case on Wednesday.

The documents included a medical examiner’s report that Bailey sustained 35 stab wounds to her head and neck. She had 49 defensive stab wounds to her arms. The autopsy did not show evidence of sexual assault.

Bailey had ‘karma’ written on her left ankle and a smiley face drawn on her other ankle, according to the report. It was not known who penned them.

A female friend and classmate of Fucci at Patriot Oaks Academy, which Bailey also attended, told cops that Fucci often spoke about killing people, a report from St Johns County Sheriff’s Office stated.

Within a month of Bailey’s killing, Fucci said he wanted to murder a random person by dragging them to the woods and stabbing them, the friend reportedly said. She added that Fucci would ‘take his knife out and pretend to stab her with it’ and would ‘draw graphic pictured depicting mutilated bodies’. 

Fucci frequently heard voices when he was mad that would instruct him to kill people, the friend told detectives, according to the report.

Investigators found a notebook in Fucci’s home with ‘violent’ drawings of women including one with red X’s on the breasts and blood pouring from the severed arms.

Fucci was initially charged with second-degree murder and held in a juvenile justice center one day after authorities found Bailey’s body. Prosecutors then upgraded the charge to first-degree murder. Fucci will be tried as an adult.

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