He was at first accused of second-degree murder however didn’t have the opportunity to enter a plea before his charges were moved up to first-degree, planned homicide.
The youngster’s case was moved from adolescent to grown-up court, State Attorney R. J. Larizza said during a question and answer session on Thursday, May 27.
14-year-old boy stabs teen girl 114 times, to be tried as adult
Larizza clarified the choice was made to charge him as a grown-up given the fierceness of the case.
Bailey was accounted for as missing at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office on May 9. Her family said she was most recently seen around 12 PM. A search begun and at 6 p.m. her body was found in the quick region at a maintenance lake, as indicated by the arrest report.
All fingers pointed at the direction of Fucci, who was sighted as a suspect for the situation and was apprehended, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said in a May 11 news release.
“It brings me no pleasure to be charging a 14-year-old as an adult with first degree murder. It was clear to us after we look at what happened that it was not only appropriate to charge the defendant as an adult, but it was really the only charge we could make,” Larizza said Thursday, May 27.
Larizza offered new horrible insights regarding Bailey’s homicide, noticing there were 114 cut injuries found on her, refering to the clinical analyst report, and in any event 49 of those injuries were to the hands, arms and head that were defensive in nature.