Aiden Fucci shares heartbreaking message with Tristyn Bailey’s family as he pleads guilty to killing teenage cheerleader

KILLER teenager Aiden Fucci shared a final message in court after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey 114 times.

The Florida killer, now 16, said “I’m sorry” to the victim’s family and his own on Monday as he faces up to life in prison.


Aiden Fucci gave a heartbreaking message after pleading guilty to murdering 13-year-old Tristyn BaileyCredit: AP
He said 'sorry' to victim's family and his own after being discovered with 114 stab wounds


He said ‘sorry’ to victim’s family and his own after being discovered with 114 stab woundsCredit: Social Media – See Source
Fucci faces 40 years to life in prison


Fucci faces 40 years to life in prisonCredit: AP

After years of maintaining his innocence, Fucci was found guilty of the 2021 murder of teenage cheerleader Tristyn who went missing on May 9, 2021.

Her parents noticed her missing from her bedroom on Mother’s Day morning, prompting authorities to start a search for the girl.

Authorities later determined she was last seen with classmates Doffs Absher III and Fucci, who was 15 at the time, at Absher’s home before she disappeared.

Surveillance footage showed Tristin and Fucci walking through a neighborhood in St. Johns County, Florida, at about 1:14 a.m. on May 9.

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However, moments later, the video only showed Fucci returning home early that morning.

By the evening of May 9, the 13-year-old’s body was found near a pond by a neighbor jogging in a wooded area.

State Attorney RJ Larizza later revealed that Tristyn was found with 114 stab wounds.

Many of them were defensive — “she was fighting for her life,” he said at the time.

Chilling reports at the time revealed that the word ‘Karma’ had been written on the cheerleader’s ankle.

The word was written in blue ink on her left ankle, while a smiley face was painted on the inside of her right ankle.

Fucci was taken the day after Tristyn was discovered, May 20, 2021.

A haunting shirtless photo of the twisted teenager shows him covered in scratches after the brutal fight.

While the defense described him as troubled, witnesses told horrifying stories about his disturbed behavior, including hearing “voices” when he was angry.

Authorities also collected graphic drawings depicting violent acts against women as well as “many knives” when they searched the young killer’s home.

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Prosecutors claimed he had actually told friends he planned to kill someone in the woods before the crime took place.

However, she claimed that the two had just had a fight on their last night together.

At the time, Fucci told cops that Tristin “grabbed his dick,” which made him a “p**sent,” and the two began fighting, local CBS affiliate WJAX reported at the time.

She claimed to authorities that he then pushed her hard to the ground and she hit her head.

According to the report, Fucci said he left her there.

Since his incarceration, inmates have shared horrifying stories of his behavior at the Duval County Jail.

He reportedly threatened and blackmailed fellow inmates with intimidation and “relentless threats,” local NBC and ABC affiliate WTLV/WJXX claims.

He fought with an inmate and forced others to take items from him by the prison warden, doctors say.

The teenager has been sprayed twice with chemical containment and thrown into solitary confinement due to the alleged outbursts and violence.

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Although he is too young to face the death penalty, Fucci could see at least 40 years to life in prison depending on his sentence.

He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and will likely be sentenced in the spring.