The teen boy accused of murdering Tristyn Bailey is being held without bond as he awaits trial for the brutal stabbing of the 13-year-old girl.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Aiden Fucci will be tried as an adult for the killing. Bailey was found dead in a wooded area in St. John, Florida, on the evening of May 9, hours after her parents reported her missing. Investigators arrested Fucci after surveillance video showed him walking with Bailey in the early hours of that Sunday morning. He was seen again in the same area walking alone, carrying his shoes.
Fucci will be tried for the murder as an adult. If found guilty, he faces life in prison but will not be put to death. As Newsweek notes, any felon convicted of a crime they committed before the age of 18 is not eligible for the death penalty.
As News4Jax reports, a judge ordered Fucci held without bond on the upgraded charge Friday morning. Fucci is due back in court for his arraignment within the week.
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