CRIME STORIES: 13-year-old cheerleader stabbed dead, classmate charged

Tristyn Bailey, 13, was found dead Sunday evening, hours after her family reported her missing. Police arrested 14-year-old Aiden Fucci arrested earlier this week and charged him with second-degree murder in Bailey’s death.

The suspect and victim were reportedly seen walking together in the early hours of Sunday morning. Two hours later, the boy was seen walking alone, carrying his white shoes. He reportedly told police he was carrying the shoes because “his feet hurt.”

A local resident found Bailey’s body Sunday evening near a pond in a wooded area, reportedly less than a quarter-mile from Fucci’s home. Fucci and Bailey reportedly attended the same school and grew up in the same neighborhood. In autopsy findings announced Tuesday, a medical examiner determined that Bailey died of sharp blunt-force trauma, with homicide as the manner of death.

Joining Nancy Grace today:

James Shelnutt
James Shelnutt – 27 years Atlanta Metro Major Case detective, SWAT Officer, Attorney
Dr. Susan Lipkins– Psychologist and Hazing Expert, Author: “Preventing Hazing”
Dr. Tim Gallagher – Medical Examiner, State of Florida
Sheryl McCollum – Forensics Expert & Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder
Ray Caputo – Lead News Anchor for Orlando’s Morning News, 96.5 WDBO

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[Feature Photo: Tristyn Bailey/Handout]