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Timeline | Aiden Fucci will stand trial for Tristyn Bailey's murder Monday. How did we get here?

Since Fucci's arrest, there's been a maze of court filings, trial delays and the release of eerie evidence in the case.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Aiden Fucci, the St. Johns County 16-year-old facing the possibility of life in prison for the murder of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, will stand trial starting Monday.

Jury selection will begin in the morning and is expected to last several days.

The case captured national attention in May 2021 as graphic, grizzly details of Tristyn's murder became public. Police said the 13-year-old, who was the beloved youngest of her family and beloved as a cheerleader at her school, was stabbed 114 times. 

Her accused killer, Fucci, was 14 at the time she was killed; his age and his bizarre behavior following his arrest made headlines around the country. Particularly a Snapchat selfie he took from the back of a patrol car -- asking if anybody "had seen Tristan." 

As the State of Florida vs. Fucci is set to begin Monday, here is a timeline of the past year and nine months since Tristyn's death.

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MAY 9, 2021

  • Tristyn is last seen by her sister just after midnight
  • Tristyn is last picked up on surveillance footage just before 2 a.m.
  • Tristyn is reported missing at 10 a.m.
  • Tristyn's body is found by a neighbor in the evening

MAY 10, 2021

MAY 11, 2021

  • Fucci appears in court for the first time, judge finds probable cause to charge him  with second-degree murder

MAY 12, 2021

  • Then-St. Johns County Sheriff Hardwick says Fucci is not cooperating and announces Tristan's cause of death as stabbing

MAY 17, 2021

MAY 19, 2021

MAY 20, 2021

MAY 27, 2021

JUNE 3, 2021

JUNE 5, 2021

  • Aiden's mother, Crystal Smith, turns herself in to authorities on tampering charges 
  • Later that day, Smith is released on bond

JULY 14, 2021

JULY 16, 2021

JULY 23, 2021

  • Crystal Smith, Aiden Fucci's mother, pleads not guilty to tampering charges 

AUGUST 25, 2021

  • Snapchat images, surveillance videos released


  • Aiden appears unsettled, rambling in court appearance, says "I won't let you demons take my soul," leading to speculation about his mental health

MAY 9, 2022

The anniversary of Tristyn's death, hundreds gather to honor her

June 30, 2022

  • New documents reveal that a friend of Fucci's said in an interview that the murder was "100% premeditated" and "prompted by jealousy" 

JULY 7, 2022

JULY 21, 2022

  • Court filing shows that Fucci has refused to consent to polygraph test

JULY 25, 2022

JULY 26, 2022

  • First Coast News confirms a survey was sent to St. Johns County residents by Fucci's attorneys 

AUGUST 19, 2022

NOVEMBER 21, 2022

NOVEMBER 29, 2022

DECEMBER 13, 2022

  • Judge denies motion to move Aiden Fucci out of Duval County after attorneys claim "ongoing torture" 

JANUARY 20, 2023

  • Judge says Aiden Fucci is not entitled to a 12-person jury 

JANUARY 26, 2023

  • First Coast News obtains documents showing Fucci is extorting other inmates

FEBRUARY 1, 2023

Defense asks for another trial delay. This request is denied

FEBRUARY 3, 2023

FEBRUARY 6, 2023

  • Jury selection to start


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