REPORT: Florida teen Aiden Fucci sentenced to life for vicious stabbing of cheerleader Tristyn Bailey, 13

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A Florida teen who savagely stabbed a 13-year-old cheerleader to death was sentenced to life in prison Friday morning as the judge described his senseless desire to simply “feel what it was like to kill someone.”

Aiden Fucci, 16 — who stabbed Tristyn Bailey 114 times, then dumped her body in a wooded area near Jacksonville in 2021 — was handed the maximum sentence due to the brutal, premeditated nature of the murder, said St. Johns County Circuit Judge Lee Smith.

“This was not done out of greed. It was not done in retaliation or retribution or revenge. It was not a crime of passion,” Smith declared, according to

Smith continued saying,

“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.”

During the investigation, Fucci’s friends told police he openly fantasized about violence and murder in the months leading up to the killing. It is said he picked the cheerleader in a fit of rage.

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