Saying he is “sorry to the Bailey family and to my family,” Aiden Fucci changed his plea Monday to guilty in the first-degree murder of 13-year-old classmate Tristyn Bailey in 2021.
He faces a 40-year minimum sentence and up to life. No agreement on the terms has been made, and he will be back in court later this month for a status hearing.
The case received national attention after evidence showed Bailey suffered 114 stab wounds on May 9, 2021. Fucci was 14 at the time and charged as an adult.
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