Teen charged with Tristyn Bailey slaying told friends he planned to stab someone: report

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The Florida teenager accused of butchering 13-year-old cheerleader Tristyn Bailey heard voices in his head telling him to kill people, and told friends he planned to stab someone to death, according to a disturbing new report.

Aiden Fucci, 14, frequently told a close female friend about his desires to kill someone — and would even “take his knife out and pretend to stab her with it,” the friend told investigators, according to police reports obtained by the St. Augustine Record.

Within the month before his classmate Bailey was found dead with 114 stab wounds, Fucci told his friend that he planned to murder a random person by dragging them into the woods and stabbing them, the local paper said, citing a St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office report. 

“Aiden would draw graphic pictures depicting mutilated bodies” and heard voices telling him to kill people, the unidentified friend reportedly told a detective. 

“Aiden knew something was wrong with him and wanted to reach out for help,” the friend said, according to the police report.

The police documents also revealed new details about the case — including the fact that the young cheerleader’s body was found with drawings on both ankles.

The word “karma” was written in blue ink on the inside of her left ankle, and a smiley face on the inside of her right one, the report said. It wasn’t clear who was responsible for the drawings. 

During a search of Fucci’s home in St. Augustine, officers found a Buck knife sheath in his bedroom, a pair of shoes and a shirt with blood, the report detailed.

The medical examiner said a Buck knife found in a pond near where Bailey’s body was found was consistent with the stab wounds on her body, according to the report. 

Authorities also found several pocket knives and a “homemade ‘shank,’” according to the report, though it wasn’t clear if any of those items were possibly connected to the crime. 

According to the autopsy report, Bailey had 49 defensive stab wounds on her arms and right hand — and was stabbed so savagely, the knife broke off in her scalp.

Fucci is charged with first-degree murder and will be tried as an adult. He has pleaded not guilty.

His mother, Crystal Smith, has also been charged with tampering with evidence.

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