JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nearly a year after Tristyn Bailey's murder, her accused killer appeared in a St. Johns County courtroom on Thursday morning. Aiden Fucci stood before the judge with his attorney during his pre-trial hearing ahead of his November murder trial.
Fucci's mother, Crystal Smith, was also scheduled for pre-trial. However, she waived her right to appear.
Fucci is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tristyn, whose body was found in a wooded area of the Durbin Crossing neighborhood in St. Johns.
According to police, Fucci stabbed Tristyn 114 times.
Fucci's mother is also charged in connection with the case. She is accused of washing blood out of her son's jeans after he returned home the morning of the stabbing.
Both Fucci and Smith have pleaded not guilty.
If convicted, Fucci could spend the rest of his life in prison.