Teen killer Aiden Fucci begins life sentence in adult prison
Fucci booked at Suwannee Correctional Institution
Aiden Fucci has been booked at the Suwannee Correctional Institution in Live Oak, Florida to begin his life sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey. The male adult prison capacity is 1,109 inmates, and it is known to have housed other inmates with extensive violent crime records.
Florida Department of Corrections releases new mugshot
The Florida Department of Corrections has released a new photo of Fucci with his head shaved. This comes after he was sentenced to life in prison for the stabbing of Tristyn Bailey more than 100 times in the woods.
Judge criticizes the murder’s senselessness
The sentencing hearing involved graphic testimony from investigators and victim impact statements from Tristyn’s family. Judge R. Lee Smith was particularly troubled by the senselessness of the crime. Fucci, who was 14 at the time of the crime, had no motive for his actions. Smith said that Fucci’s desire to kill someone appeared to be the only reason for the crime. The judge deemed a life sentence appropriate, but it will be reviewed in 25 years.
Tristyn Bailey’s family issues a statement
Tristyn’s family issued a statement after the sentencing, read by her father, Forrest, on behalf of “The Bailey 7.” They expressed their gratitude for the verdict and their focus was on those that helped deliver justice for their community.
Fucci in the same prison as former young serial killer
Suwannee Correctional Institution has housed other inmates with extensive violent crime records, including Craig Price, one of the youngest serial killers in the United States. Price was charged with killing three of his neighbors in a Rhode Island neighborhood at the age of 15 and was moved to Suwannee Correctional in 2004. Price was sentenced to an additional 25 years in prison in 2019 after attempting to kill another inmate, and he is now being held in Union County.
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