A 14-year-old boy will be tried as an adult for first-degree, premeditated murder in the recent stabbing death of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey in Florida, officials said.
According to ABC News, Aiden Fucci’s case was taken from juvenile to adult court, State Attorney R. J. Larizza explained at a press conference Thursday.
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Fucci was initially charged with second-degree murder but did not have time to enter a plea before his charges were upgraded, the State Attorney’s Office of the 7th Circuit told ABC News. Larizza explained the decision was made to charge him as an adult given the brutality of the case.
Bailey was reported missing to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office on May 9. Her family said she was last seen around midnight. A sprawling search was launched and at 6 p.m. her body was discovered in the immediate area near a retention