Aiden Fucci, 14, appears in court 'for stabbing Tristyn Bailey 114 times' after 'speaking to demons'

AIDEN Fucci appeared in court on Thursday after he was last seen mumbling to demons.

The 14-year-old is suspected of killing cheerleader Tristyn Bailey by allegedly stabbing her 114 times.


The last time Fucci was seen in court he rocked back and forth in his chair and said he wouldn't let "you demons take my soul."

He was seen in a stream of the hearing from St John's County Courthouse looking scared as he swayed in his chair and stared into the space above while calling into the court from Duval County jail.

The Florida teen then held the phone receiver in his hand as he stared straight ahead.

He was also heard asking, "Why am I here?" according to a WTLV reporter.

"I just want to talk to my mom and dad. What's going on?" Fucci says in a video of the stream posted to social media.

"What's going on?" he repeats twice again.

"I won't let you demons take my soul, demons take my soul away," he says in another clip as his eyes dart around the room.

The pretrial hearing was postponed after Fucci's stream suddenly cut off seconds later while the judge was still setting up. It was rescheduled for today.

Fucci is charged with murder over the brutal death of his classmate, 13-year-old Bailey. 

She was found dead in woodland near Fucci's home on Mother's Day having been stabbed 114 times after her family reported her missing.

Fucci, who is being prosecuted as an adult despite his age, told cops an argument erupted between the pair as they walked back from a friend's house in the early hours of the morning.

It comes after a new video emerged showing Fucci walking with Bailey on the night she was killed.

Florida prosecutors allege that new video evidence they have shows Fucci walking with Bailey on the night of her death, and then running alone later that same night on a neighbor's surveillance footage. 

FUCCI'S MOM IN COURT

Fucci's mother Crystal Smith was also set to appear in court today.

It is unclear if her appearance will also be rescheduled.

Another shocking video released by the Florida State Attorney's Office last week shows what investigators allege is Smith washing blood off of her son's jeans.

She allegedly washed the trousers while her son was being interviewed by deputies.

After the jeans and a drain in his home tested positive for blood, Smith was charged with evidence tampering in connection with Bailey's death.

The videos are likely to play a role in the trial.



On May 27, Florida attorney RJ Larizza announced that prosecutors were charging Fucci as an adult on first-degree murder.

He said Fucci had told friends that he was going to kill someone within the next 30 days, leading to accusations that the act against Bailey was premeditated.

According to Larizza, the 14-year-old specifically detailed that he would "take someone into the woods and stab them."

Fucci's pre-trial hearing will now take place on October 28.

Aiden Fucci timeline

Aiden Fucci is a 14-year-old teenager suspected of murdering 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey.

May 9: Tristyn Bailey is reported missing by her family.

Later May 9: Tristyn's body was found.

May 10: Aiden Fucci is arrested and held at the Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Daytona Beach, Florida.

May 11: Fucci appears in court and is ordered to remain in juvenile detention for 21 days.

Later May 11: Officials release details on Tristyn's death and how she died.

May 27: Officials announced Fucci would be tried as an adult. His charge was updated to premeditated first-degree murder.

June 3: Fucci pleads not guilty in Tristyn's murder.

June 5: Fucci's mother, Crystal Smith, was arrested for "allegedly tampering with evidence." She surrendered herself to the custody of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

August 24: New video released allegedly showed Fucci walking with Tristyn on the night of her death and running alone later. Another video allegedly showed Fucci's mother washing what appeared to be blood off her son's jeans.

September 1: Fucci and his mother were both scheduled to appear in court. However, Fucci's court date was rescheduled to October 28 due to technical issues.

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