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Nicely, this case is getting extra disturbing — actually whether or not you consider what the suspect is saying or not.
For those who haven’t been maintaining with the investigation, it started with the grotesque homicide of a 13-year-old woman in St. Johns County, Florida named Tristyn Bailey. The cheerleader was stabbed a surprising 114 instances and left within the woods.
What made the case much more disturbing was that shortly afterward an arrest was made — a 14-year-old classmate. Earlier than his preliminary questioning, Aiden Fucci posted a video to Snapchat from the again of the police automobile, seemingly taunting investigators and/or bragging to classmates about it, writing:
“Hey guys has inybody [sic] seen Tristyn currently?”
Much more proof was collected over the following few days, together with safety digital camera footage of the teenagers strolling collectively towards the eventual crime scene — and Fucci running back the other direction, alone, shortly after.
He’s been charged with first-degree homicide.
OK, that’s the background. Now we’re on monitor for a homicide trial that’s already getting off to a really controversial begin.
Throughout a pre-trial listening to on Wednesday, Fucci turned up — in his orange jumpsuit, on a video feed from the Duval County Jail — and appeared confused and frightened.
No, not from the district lawyer.
Fucci didn’t even acknowledge the opposite members within the video name. As an alternative he appeared round at spots within the air round himself within the in any other case empty room. He muttered:
“Please don’t let the demons take my soul. The demons are going to take my soul away.”
The teenager then saved rocking backwards and forwards, performing as if he had no thought how he had gotten there, asking:
He then pleaded:
“Why am I right here? I simply need to speak to my mother and pa. What’s happening? What’s happening?””
You possibly can watch the moments for your self by way of information protection (beneath):
So what’s actually happening right here?
Many will possible marvel if he’s actually touched by some sort of darkish forces. Investigators did observe some of the violent drawings present in his pocket book after his arrest had a “Satanic component to them.” And a good friend advised police that he had advised her earlier than the crime about voices telling him to kill.
Do YOU purchase the chance??
We are able to see how it might assist some of us to have demons accountable the homicide on, to consider a 14-year-old boy wasn’t actually able to that with out some sort of demonic possession. Nevertheless, extra may assume he’s having some sort of psychotic episode.
After which after all there’s the chance he’s faking. Both enjoying a sport with the legal professionals, like he seemingly did at the back of that cop automobile, or making an attempt to put the groundwork for some sort of madness plea deal.
For his or her half, the legal professionals ignored the antics, merely going about their enterprise and setting a date for the following listening to: October 28, simply in time for Halloween.
However News4Jax dove in somewhat deeper, inviting an neutral skilled, a forensic psychologist with no involvement within the case, to weigh in. Dr. Justin D’Arienzo assessed the footage and mentioned:
“He positively appeared disoriented and confused. It’s laborious to inform if he’s feigning psychological sickness or if one thing is absolutely taking place with him. From my perspective, it appeared real, given the sample of conduct in the present day and from what else we all know.”
Up to now the choose has not ordered a competency analysis for Fucci, and investigators didn’t convey up psychological well being. It is going to be fascinating to see if this performs an element within the protection.
What do YOU assume? Is Fucci faking? Is he actually seeing one thing else in that footage?? It’s actually creeping us out, however then once more we wouldn’t want one thing apart from an alleged killer teen within the room to do this.
[Image via Duval County Jail/News4Jax/YouTube.]