‘He is beyond saving’: Tristyn Bailey’s family asks for maximum sentence for killer in emotional hearing
The second day of the Aiden Fucci's sentencing hearing Wednesday began with victim impact statements, including from Tristyn Bailey’s best friend and six members of her family: three of her four siblings, her parents and one of her grandmothers.
Aiden Fucci’s mental health likely to be a focus during sentencing hearing, attorney says
In a St. Johns County courtroom on Monday, when Aiden Fucci pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his 13-year-old schoolmate Tristyn Bailey, the 16-year-old disclosed the medications he is currently taking.
State Attorney’s Office releases photos taken during Aiden Fucci’s questioning
News4JAX on Friday obtained photos from the Seventh District State Attorney’s Office that were taken by investigators when Aiden Fucci, who’s charged with murder in the death of Tristyn Bailey, was taken in for questioning by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.
Judge denies defense’s motion to delay Aiden Fucci’s murder trial
The lawyer representing Aiden Fucci, the teen accused of killing Tristyn Bailey, filed a motion Wednesday morning asking for a continuance of his murder trial and saying she is appealing the judge’s order for a six-member jury to the Fifth District Court of Appeal.
Documents: Aiden Fucci got into jail fight, has threatened to kill inmates, officers, their families
Jail reports obtained Thursday by News4JAX from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office show Aiden Fucci, the teenager charged in the murder of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, has been involved in multiple disturbances while incarcerated at the Duval County jail.
State files motion for 6-member jury in trial of Aiden Fucci, teen accused of killing Tristyn Bailey
The State Attorney’s Office for the Seventh Judicial Circuit has filed a motion to impanel a six-member jury for the trial of Aiden Fucci, the teen accused of killing 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, according to St. Johns County court records.
New confidential defense motion filed in case of Aiden Fucci, teen charged in Tristyn Bailey’s death
The attorney representing Aiden Fucci, the teenager charged with murder in the death of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, has filed another motion in his pending case, and is asking that the aim of the motion remain confidential.
I-TEAM: Lawyers for Aiden Fucci filed documents asking him to be transported to an unknown location
Recently filed legal documents are giving the News4JAX I-TEAM new insight into the arguments lawyers for Aiden Fucci may make in his upcoming trial. The now 16-year-old is charged in the fatal stabbing of his schoolmate 13-year-old Trystan Bailey on Mothers’ Day 2021.
Judge: Aiden Fucci will stay in Duval County jail, murder trial will stay in St. Johns County -- for now
Aiden Fucci’s defense team suffered two blows Tuesday when a St. Johns County judge denied a motion to move the teen out of the Duval County jail and also opted not to change the venue for the murder trial -- at least not yet.
Attorney for Aiden Fucci, teen accused of killing Tristyn Bailey, files exhibits in support of venue change request
The lawyer for Aiden Fucci, the teen accused of killing 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, on Wednesday filed exhibits in support of a motion seeking a change of venue, as well as a new motion.
Blade tip recovered from Tristyn Bailey’s body came from knife found in St. Johns retention pond: FDLE
A blade tip found in 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey’s body originated from a knife that was discovered in a St. Johns County retention pond, according to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement report released Tuesday.
Aiden Fucci draws line on cooperation with investigators in Tristyn Bailey case, court records show
The St. Johns County teenager accused of killing his 13-year-old schoolmate, Tristyn Bailey, has opted to flex his constitutional rights and refuse to say or do several things without his attorney present.
Aiden Fucci’s lawyer wants media excluded from pretrial proceedings, promises change of venue motion
The defense lawyer for Aiden Fucci, the now-15-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, is asking the judge to bar the media and the public from all future pretrial proceedings, saying the teen’s right to a fair trial is at stake.
Killing of Tristyn Bailey was ‘100% premeditated,’ Aiden Fucci’s friend told detectives
News4JAX on Thursday obtained discovery material, including emails and social media posts, in the case against Aiden Fucci, the now-15-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey.
Mother of teen in girl's slaying faces tampering charge
The mother of a 14-year-old Florida boy accused in a teenage girl's slaying is facing a charge of evidence tampering, authorities say. State Attorney R.J. Larizza said in a news release that Crystal Lane Smith, 35, was arrested Saturday morning in St. John's County. An arrest warrant claims that Smith scrubbed a pair of jeans belonging to her son, Aiden Fucci.news.yahoo.com
Florida boy, 14, held without bond in 13-year-old's death
Aiden Fucci will be tried in adult court and faces a possible life sentence in the stabbing death of Tristyn Bailey earlier this month. Bailey was last seen at a community center in her neighborhood on May 9. During a news conference announcing the charge on Thursday, State Attorney R.J. Larizza said that charging Fucci as an adult was the only choice his office could make.news.yahoo.com
Boy, 14, charged as adult in 13-year-old girl's death
A 14-year-old boy is being charged as an adult in the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old cheerleader whose body was found in the northeast Florida woods earlier this month. The State Attorney's Office in St. Johns County filed a notice Thursday to transfer Aiden Fucci's case from juvenile to adult court after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge, according to court records. Investigators said that Fucci had also told several friends that he planned to kill someone, though it wasn't clear whether Bailey was his intended target from the beginning, Larizza said.news.yahoo.com
Herrera Beutler will vote to keep Cheney in House leadership
Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, one of 10 Republican U.S. House members who voted to impeach Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, says she will vote to retain Rep. Liz Cheney in Republican leadership. Cheney, who also voted to impeach the former president, is expected to be ousted from her position this week. “Jaime will be voting to keep the House leadership in place,” Beutler's spokesman Craig Wheeler told The Seattle Times in an email.news.yahoo.com
World’s most vaccinated nation sees COVID-19 resurgence, raising questions over Chinese vaccine
Despite its standing as the world's most vaccinated country, the 115-island archipelago Seychelles is seeing a dramatic resurgence in COVID-19 transmission, bringing its daily case rate to "a higher number of infections per capita than India," The Wall Street Journal reports. To date, approximately 67 percent of Seychelles' population is vaccinated — the majority of those citizens received Chinese vaccine Sinopharm, while the remainder received Covishield, a derivative of AstraZeneca's shot manufactured in India. But according to the island nation's health ministry, "more than one third of new active cases are people who are fully vaccinated." Authorities have not yet disclosed how many of the new cases are among Sinopharm recipients, but "the situation is being watched all over the world for what it says about the effectiveness of vaccines," writes the Journal. On Friday, the World Health Organization cleared the Sinopharm shot for emergency, global use, despite little data on its efficacy in patients over 60. According to the Journal, the authorization is expected to help "alleviate a severe shortage of doses in the developing world, as vaccine exports from COVID-19-struck India grind to a halt." To help curb the spread of infections, the Seychelles government recently instituted new preventative measures, such as early bar closures and bans on household intermingling. The good news, however, is most of Seychelle's cases appear to be mild, said Kate O' Brien, director of immunizations, vaccines and biologicals at the World Health Organization. "The Sinopharm vaccine really requires two doses," she added, "and some of the cases that are being reported are occurring either soon after a single dose, or soon after a second dose." More stories from theweek.comTed Cruz walks out of gun violence hearing after failing to change the subjectThe collapse of the GOP? It's just wishful thinkingMcCarthy is reportedly gambling that dumping Liz Cheney will get Trump to help make him House speakernews.yahoo.com
Conservative Texan Chip Roy slams Elise Stefanik in scathing memo ahead of leadership vote
Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tex.), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, considers Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) his friends, but he doesn't think either should be the GOP conference chair. Cheney, he said in a memo Tuesday, "forfeited her ability" to remain in the No. 3 leadership position by criticizing former President Donald Trump and "pulling us into distraction." So he's with most of his colleagues on that front. He's concerned, though, that they're rushing into supporting Stefanik, who has the backing of both Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and looks like a shoe-in to replace Cheney after a Wednesday vote. Roy's reservations stem from Stefanik's voting record, which hasn't been reliably conservative over the years. For example, despite being a close Trump ally these days, she actually voted against many of the former president's policies, including his 2017 tax cut, which is widely considered his signature legislative achievement. Roy compiled a list of some of Stefanik's votes that he considers antithetical to the party's strategy, arguing that her record "embodies much of what led to the 2018 a---kicking we received by the Democrats." Ultimately, Roy questioned how the GOP could tell "the forgotten men and women of this country ... we are standing up for them with a leadership-tapped colleague with that record as our spokesperson." Read Roy's full memo below. CHIP ROY comes out swinging v. STEFANIK: "w/ all due respect to my friend, Elise Stefanik, let us contemplate the message [GOP] leadership is about to send by rushing to coronate a spokesperson whose voting record embodies much of what led to the 2018 ass-kicking" by Democrats pic.twitter.com/WpOX9by5oo — Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) May 11, 2021 More stories from theweek.comTed Cruz walks out of gun violence hearing after failing to change the subjectThe collapse of the GOP? It's just wishful thinkingMcCarthy is reportedly gambling that dumping Liz Cheney will get Trump to help make him House speakernews.yahoo.com
Graffiti on Bates campus targets Israel, protests deaths
Police have referred an investigation into graffiti on the campus of Bates College that targeted Israel and supported Palestinian rights to the state Attorney General’s Office as a possible hate crime. A social media account affiliated with some Bates College students posted photos on Sunday showing what appeared to be chalk graffiti on the college's campus that supported Palestinian rights and targeted Israel, the Lewiston Sun Journal reported.news.yahoo.com
Afghan officials: Taliban gain control of a district HQ
The Taliban gained control on Tuesday of a strategic district headquarters in a province in central Afghanistan, just southwest of the capital of Kabul, a provincial council official said. According to the official, Sharifullah Hotak, the Taliban overran the Nirkh district headquarters in Maidan Wardak province. The insurgents confirmed the significant battlefield success.news.yahoo.com
Greece offers reward for arrests in 'barbaric' home invasion
Greek authorities took the rare step of offering a cash reward for information leading to arrests for a “barbaric” home invasion on the outskirts of Athens in which burglars strangled a young mother next to her 11-month-old baby on Tuesday. The minister responsible for public order, Michalis Chrisochoidis, described the killing as “particularly heinous,” and the government announced a 300,000-euro ($365,000) reward. State-run ERT TV said the 20-year-old victim was sleeping with her husband and baby when three men broke into their home in Glyka Nera before dawn, after killing the family's dog.news.yahoo.com
Sen. Cassidy expresses frustration with health officials on COVID-19 guidance
During a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said he was “incredibly frustrated” by the messaging and guidance on the pandemic from public health experts.news.yahoo.com
Police: Dunkin' customer, 77, fatally punched by employee
Police said a Dunkin’ store employee fatally punched a 77-year-old customer in Florida after the employee said the man repeatedly used a racial slur against him. Pujols told police that the man was “extremely rude” the day of the punch and had called him a racial slur. Pujols, who is Black, said he confronted the man about the slur, at which point the 77-year-old repeated it.news.yahoo.com
14-year-old boy charged in girl's death expected in court
Classmates, friends and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil in honor of a 13-year-old cheerleader whose body was found in the northeast Florida woods. Authorities said her community pointed to a 14-year-old neighbor in her death. Tristyn was last seen early Sunday morning at the community center in the Durbin Crossing community south of Jacksonville.news.yahoo.com
Teenage Boy Charged With Murdering 13-Year-Old Florida Cheerleader
GoFundMe / St. John’s County SheriffAfter a daylong search, a 13-year-old cheerleader was found murdered in Florida—and police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who attended the same school.Tristyn Bailey’s family reported her missing at 10 a.m. on Sunday, and residents of St. Johns County came out in droves to look for her. The hunt ended tragically that evening when her body was spotted in a wooded area.The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office did not provide a cause of death; they said the seventh grader was clothed but did not confirm reports that she had on her cheerleading uniform.Sheriff Rob Hardwick said the teen arrested and charged with second-degree murder is the only suspect connected to Tristyn’s death. The Daily Beast is not naming him because he is a juvenile and authorities have not decided whether to charge him as an adult.“Our investigative team is out there interviewing all kinds of witnesses, whether directly or indirectly involved in this case,” Hardwick said at a press conference.“We have a suspect in custody. That is the only suspect that has to do with the death of Tristyn.”Hardwick said investigators are looking through a trove of social media posts that could be helpful to the case, but he did not comment on reports that a Snapchat under the boy’s name posted a photo of him in a patrol car with the caption: “Hey guys has anybody seen Tristyn lately?”Both Tristyn and the suspect attended Patriot Oaks Academy in St. Johns, though police said it was unclear how they knew each other or if they were in the same class.The sheriff acknowledged that news of Tristyn’s death had sparked an outpouring of emotion in the tight-knit county.“We know the community is angry,” Hardwick said.“We have a person charged with a serious crime, and we have a family that’s grieving the loss of a loved one. A child—a 13-year-old child.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.news.yahoo.com