Tristyn Bailey killer Aiden Fucci sentenced to life

Aiden Fucci, on the left, prepares to hear his fate for the murder of Tristyn Bailey in St. Johns County, Fla. on March 24, 2023. (Law&Crime Network)

Aiden Fucci, 16, the Florida teenager who admittedly killed 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey by stabbing her 114 times before dumping her body in the woods on Mother’s Day weekend in 2021, was sentenced to life in prison with a sentence review after 25 years .

“This was not an immature or an impetuous type of crime,” Judge R. Lee Smith said. “It makes it unique, it makes it extraordinary. What is also very troublesome is that this crime had no motive. This was not done out of greed. It was not done out of retaliation, retribution, or revenge. It was not a crime of passion. It was not a crime that was committed because he felt rejected by her. It was not done in a fit of uncontrollable anger. There was no reason. There was no purpose.”

“It was done for no other reason than to satisfy this defendant’s internal desire to feel what it was like to kill someone,” the judge went on. “It was committed in a cold, calculated, and premeditated manner without any pretense for moral or legal justification. And it heinous, atrocious, and cruel. This factor and this factor alone makes this case and this defendant more than just unique.”

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