Bailey was Fucci’s classmate at Patriot Oaks Academy in St Johns, Florida, where she was a cheerleader
The mom of a 14 year-old boy accused of brutally murdering his 13 year-old cheerleader classmate was filmed washing blood of her son’s jeans hours after the killing, investigators say.
Newly-released footage is said to show Crystal Smith scrubbing her son Aiden Fucci’s jeans hours after Fucci allegedly murdered Trystyn Bailey by stabbing her 114 times.
The clip was among a trove of video evidence made public by Florida State Attorney’s Office on Tuesday in Bailey’s murder case, where Fucci, 14, has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder.
The cache of recordings also included three Snapchat videos that show Fucci and a friend laughing in the back of a cop car while Bailey, 13, was missing, and the last moments Bailey was seen alive.
‘We’re having fun, in a f***ing cop car,’ a smiling Fucci says into the camera. He then addresses Bailey directly, saying: ‘Tristyn if you f***ing walk out the damn…’ His friend adds that Tristyn would ‘see this in a month.’
Prosecutors say Fucci made the comments despite knowing full-well Bailey was already dead – because he had killed her.
In another Snapchat clip, Fucci is alone in the backseat of the patrol vehicle. He says: ‘Guess who’s in a f***ing cop car… tripping, dude.’
Bailey’s body was found on May 9, 2021 with 114 stab wounds – 35 wounds to her head and neck, along with 49 defensive wounds to her arms – in the woods near Fucci’s home in St Johns, Florida.
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Video obtained from Fucci’s home purports to show his mother, Crystal Smith, washing blood off of her son’s jeans. The teen was being questioned about Bailey at the time
Snapchat videos showed Fucci sitting in the back of a patrol car while cops were searching for Bailey. In one recording, Fucci says: ‘Tristyn if you f***ing walk out the damn…’
Police obtained surveillance footage from inside Fucci’s home purportedly showing Smith going upstairs and picking up her son’s blue jeans, before allegedly scrubbing blood off of them.
Those jeans – as well as the drain in Smith’s home, later tested positive for blood, and she was charged with evidence tampering. It is unclear if that blood matched Bailey’s.
That was among the videos that Florida prosecutors released on Tuesday was surveillance footage from May 9, 2020; the last time Bailey was seen alive.
Smith has been charged with evidence tampering, a felony, in connection with Bailey’s killing
In the video, Fucci is allegedly walking with Bailey the night of her murder toward a wooded area in their neighborhood in St Johns after midnight on the night of the murder.
Less than two hours later – just before 2am – the surveillance same camera caught what is alleged to be Fucci running in the opposite direction, prosecutors said.
According to court documents that were released last month, one of Fucci’s friends and classmate at Patriot Oaks Academy, where Bailey also attended, told police that Fucci frequently talked about killing people.
The friend said that within a month of Bailey being killed, Fucci said he wanted to murder someone by dragging them into the woods and stabbing them.
She also said Fucci would ‘take his knife out and pretend to stab her with it’ and that he would ‘draw graphic pictures depicting mutilated bodies’.
The friend also told detectives that Fucci often heard voices when he was angry that would tell him to kill people, according to the report.
Fucci has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder. He is accused of stabbing Bailey, his classmate, 114 times
Prosecutors in Florida on Tuesday released video evidence in the murder case against Aiden Fucci, 14, who is believed to be seen walking with victim Tristyn Bailey above
A neighbor’s camera captured what police said was the last time Bailey was seen alive on the morning of May 9, walking with Fucci towards a wooded area in St Johns, Florida
Less than two hours later, a person said to be Fucci was seen running alone in the opposite direction
When detectives searched Fucci’s home, they uncovered a notebook filled with ‘violent’ drawings of women, including one that showed a female with red Xs on her breasts and severed arms with blood pouring out.
Also included in the court documents was an incident report regarding the moment his mother told him in a police interview room that Bailey’s body had been found.
According to the report, Fucci replied: ‘How is that my problem?’
When police searched Fucci’s home, they allegedly found a Buck knife sheath in his room, as well as shoes and a shirt with blood on them.
A knife found discarded in a pond near where Bailey’s body was found was consistent with her stab wounds, according to police.
Fucci initially was arrested on a second-degree murder charge and held in a juvenile justice center the day after Bailey’s body was found.
Authorities said his DNA was found on Bailey’s body.
Prosecutors later upgraded the charge to first-degree murder.
Fucci has pleaded not guilty to murder and remains jailed without bail. Smith was released after posting $25,000 bond. Both mother and son are due back in court for pretrial hearings on September 1.
Fucci posted this Snapchat selfie from the back of a police car after he was taken in for questioning on May 10 – a day after Bailey’s body was found dumped in a wooded area near his home with 114 stab wounds