JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — A 14-year-old boy charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of classmate Tristyn Bailey is being held without bond.
Aiden Fucci, who had a court hearing via Zoom last Friday, is being held at the Duval County jail.READ MORE: FHP Searching For Men Accused Of Carjacking Good Samaritans
Bailey’s family reported her missing on Mother’s Day and her body was found in the woods, less than half a mile from Fucci’s home, following a daylong search. Evidence, including video surveillance, led investigators to Fucci. He was originally charged with second-degree murder, but the charge was upgraded because of the severity of the crime.
R.J. Larizza, the state attorney for Florida’s 7th Judicial Circuit, said the 13-year-old was stabbed 114 times.READ MORE: US Dept. Of Health: Number Of COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Florida Continue To Decline
“At least 49 of those stab wounds were to the hands, arms, and the head. They were defensive in nature,” he said during a recent news conference.
Fucci is represented by the public defender’s office after his parents were declared indigent by a judge.
If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.MORE NEWS: Florida Joins Fight Against Partnership Between American Airlines & JetBlue
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