Bailey Family In Court As Fucci Public Defender Asks For More Time To Gather Evidence

Aiden Fucci, the St. Johns County teen accused of stabbing his 13-year-old classmate Tristyn Bailey, was back in court on Tuesday morning.

His public defender said she’s still gathering testimonies from several witnesses, which she will need to gather out-of-court. There are between 70 and 80 sworn testimonies that she will need to collect.

His attorney said on Tuesday that she’s already scheduled several of those for this month and for July.

Fucci faces one count of first-degree murder in the death of his classmate, Tristyn Bailey. He has pleaded not guilty.

The judge said he is still on track to stand trial some time in November.

Attorneys on both sides are combing through evidence, which includes jail calls, surveillance videos from neighbors and several Snapchat videos.

Witness accounts will also be critical. Many of the witnesses used in Fucci’s case will also be used in the case surrounding his mother, Crystal Smith.

Smith is charged with tampering with evidence in this case, after investigators say she washed blood off her son’s jeans while he was being questioned.

She has pleaded not guilty to that charge.

Some members of the Bailey family were also inside the courtroom on Tuesday.

The final hearing in Fucci’s case before it heads to trial is August 31.

Meanwhile, Smith’s next pre-trial hearing is August 5. The judge has agreed this case will go to trial after Fucci’s.

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