Tristyn Bailey was a 13-year-old Florida cheerleader who was brutally murdered in May 2021. Her killer, Aiden Fucci, who was also 13 at the time, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in February 2022 and is facing sentencing for his crime.
Who was Tristyn Bailey?
Tristyn was described by her family and friends as a kind, caring, and loving young girl with a bright future ahead of her. She was passionate about cheerleading and was an active member of her local cheerleading team. Her death shocked the community and left her family devastated.
Tristyn Bailey’s sister
Alexis Bailey, Tristyn’s older sister, gave a powerful testimony in court, dropping 114 aqua-coloured stones into a jar, symbolizing the number of stab wounds her sister endured. She also asked Fucci questions about Tristyn’s last moments, questioning whether she screamed for help, begged for her life, or was left to die alone.
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Tristyn Bailey’s sister has asked the judge for the Maximum sentence for Aiden Fucci after she dropped a stone in a jar 114 times, which is how many times Aiden stabbed Tristyn#tristynbailey #tristynbaileystrong #aidenfucci #breakingnews #sad #breaking #news pic.twitter.com/6jbYY8nz9N
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Tristyn Bailey’s mother
Tristyn’s mother, Stacy Bailey, also spoke in court, dropping two white stones into the jar to represent the loss of her daughter’s future and her own joy, hope, and future. She called for Fucci to receive the maximum sentence possible and pleaded with the judge to consider the impact his actions had on their family.
Tristyn Bailey’s father
Tristyn’s father, Forest Bailey, also gave a statement, describing the pain and anguish he felt over the loss of his daughter. He spoke of the impact Tristyn’s death had on their family and called for justice to be served.
#TristynBailey's father called his daughter's killer and his apology insincere. "I loathe your very existence," Forrest Bailey said. #AidenFucci stabbed Tristyn 114 times, murdering her, in May 2021. pic.twitter.com/nCljlOQVKC
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) March 22, 2023
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Other relatives, including Tristyn’s aunt and grandmother, Jean Sheffield also spoke in court, describing the devastation they felt over her death and the impact it had on their lives.
The testimony given by Tristyn’s family was emotional and powerful, highlighting the impact her death had on their lives and the pain they continue to feel. They called for justice to be served and for Fucci to be held accountable for his actions.
Tristyn’s death was a tragic loss for her family, friends, and community. Her memory will live on through the love and support of those who knew and cared for her, and her family will continue to seek justice for her senseless murder.