This horrific crime hit headlines thanks to one particularly chilling detail...
Tristyn Bailey was reported missing at 10 am on Sunday, May 9th.
🚨 MISSING CHILD 🚨 The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking the whereabouts of a missing child wh… https://t.co/GKerCZnZMu— SJSO (@SJSO)1620584880.0
She'd last been seen leaving the North Amenity Center in Florida at 1:15 am.
Tragically, after a community search lasting all day...
Here is an updated photo of missing 13 year old Tristyn Bailey. If you have any information, please call us at 904-… https://t.co/ulrAd4tYc5— SJSO (@SJSO)1620591140.0
Her body was found in a wooded area at around 6pm on the same day.
Tributes began almost immediately as the community was in mourning.
Aqua ribbons adorn several mailboxes in this neighborhood near North Durbin Pkwy in St. Johns County, a show of sol… https://t.co/ef6qkE4qZl— Joe McLean (@Joe McLean)1620663990.0
Flowers are being put out here by the Durbin Crossing Community Center for 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey. A vigil is s… https://t.co/3lJayGJVW3— Hannah Lee (@Hannah Lee)1620669705.0
Several grief counselors are expected to be at Patriot Oaks Academy to help grieving students and faculty cope with… https://t.co/UaL5qcOg8v— Alicia Tarancon (@Alicia Tarancon)1620649784.0
Very emotional gathering at the Infinity Allstars gym as teammates, parents and friends remember Tristyn Bailey. Lo… https://t.co/2QqgWAWoV4— Josslyn Howard (@Josslyn Howard)1620689535.0
rest in piece tristyn bailey :(— 𝓴 ♡ (@𝓴 ♡)1620613052.0
our world we live in is awful :/ rest in paradise tristyn bailey 💔.— madi (@madi)1620614260.0
Hundreds of people showed up for a candlelight vigil in Tristyn Bailey’s honor at the South Durbin Creek Amenity Ce… https://t.co/Y3GXGoZKl1— Robert Grant (@Robert Grant)1620693699.0
A community mourns together while showing support to our neighbors impacted by this devastating tragedy. 🙏🏻… https://t.co/ueHOQH0zCL— Michael Trebony (@Michael Trebony)1620698627.0
I have no words. This is absolutely incredible. Thousands are here in Durbin Creek honoring #TristynBailey… https://t.co/G9pxcnHMrD— Dani Bozzini (@Dani Bozzini)1620694859.0
“...inside and out Tristyn is a true, true beautiful person great personality, wonderful athlete and she will be mi… https://t.co/QEEaE8wGnz— Jenese Harris (@Jenese Harris)1620676632.0
‼️ Trigger Warming‼️ Sending our love and support to the family, friends and loved ones of 13-years old Tristyn B… https://t.co/Xi44dVJBa0— CHEER Confessions Inc. (@CHEER Confessions Inc.)1620613975.0
Oh dear god. I just finished my run to learn about this devastating news. My heart is absolutely broken for this fa… https://t.co/qaieAPRF7s— Travis Akers (@Travis Akers)1620607440.0
Shortly after, fourteen-year-old Aiden Fucci was charged.
The two went to the same school and grew up in the same neighborhood - but the motive for the murder remains unclear.
But then, another chilling part of the investigation surfaced.
14-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Tristyn Bailey after posting a taunting selfie while police wer… https://t.co/1d4RY4MZM9— Saycheese TV 👄🧀 (@Saycheese TV 👄🧀)1620678216.0
Shortly after the arrest, Fucci sent a bizarre and horrifying Snapchat while in the back of the police car.
"Hey guys has anybody [sic] seen Tristyn lately," it read.
This Snapchat selfie appears to show Aiden Fucci,14, in the back of a deputy’s car as they were searching for Trist… https://t.co/S1vLkkMMyf— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@Vic Micolucci WJXT)1620669915.0
People were, understandably, horrified by this chilling callousness shown by the teenage Fucci.
The authorities were reportedly aware of the snap but didn't comment on it.
But new authorities have spoken out.
They have revealed brutal details about the murder.
Including the fact that Bailey was stabbed 114 times in a truly vicious attack.
It's also been confirmed that Fucci will be tried as an adult.
"It brings me no pleasure to be charging a 14-year-old as an adult with first-degree murder," 7th Judicial Circuit State Attorney R Larizza told reporters.
"But I can tell you also the executive team and I reviewed all the facts, all the circumstances, the applicable law and it was not a difficult decision to make, that he should be charged as an adult."
"It's a sad decision and a sad state of affairs."
The primary reasons for the decision are the brutality of the crime and the evidence of premeditation.
"To say that it was horrific could arguably be made as an understatement," Larizza said.
"Bottom line, premeditation can be inferred certainly from just the sheer number of stab wounds that Tristyn Bailey had to suffer."
He'd also told people he intended to murder somebody.
"He didn't say who that was but he indicated to witnesses that he was going to kill someone by taking them in the woods and stabbing them, which are certainly the facts of this case."
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