St. Johns County Sheriff files objection to Aiden Fucci


The teen accused of murdering his classmate claims he is enduring “ongoing torture” at the Duval County Jail and asks to be moved.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The St. Johns County Sheriff has expressed his objection to the latest motion filed by Aiden Fucci’s team. The teen accused of murdering his middle school classmate claims he is enduring “ongoing torture” at the Duval County Jail and asks to be moved to a different facility or a less restrictive setting. 

The sheriff and the Department of Corrections are charged with controlling where inmates are placed, according to Sheriff Robert Hardwick’s Wednesday filing. 

Fucci’s attorney filed a motion on November 18 which states he has been held in solitary confinement for much of his time at the jail due to threats of violence, previous disciplinary action and suicidal ideations. The threats made against him were not explained in the document. The motion calls solitary “a form of cruel and unusual punishment,” which “will result in psychological harm.” 

Fucci’s attorney also claims he has been kept in solitary confinement “for over 400 days of pretrial detention; with three exceptions where he was in general population for a total of 129 days that ended on May 16, 2022.” 

The motion ultimately asks that the judge move him to a different facility or ask jail officials to house him in a less restrictive setting.

Sheriff Hardwick filed an objection to the motion for a pre-trial transfer. The objection argues “when inmates enter a jail, they leave some of their rights at the door”. 

The objection concludes that “the Defendant does not have a right to be classified and housed in a facility of his choice”. Hardwick’s response argues that “those rights were lost when he was indicted by a Grand Jury in St. Johns County for First Degree Murder. 

Fucci was 14 when he was arrested in May 2021 after Bailey’s body was discovered hours after she was reported missing by her family. She was stabbed 114 times. He has pled guilty and is being tried as an adult. 

Fucci’s mother, Crystal Smith, is also charged in connection with the crime. Prosecutors claim she tampered with evidence when she allegedly tried to wash blood off his jeans.

You May Also Like
FDLE looks for more child victims of Florida preacher arrested

FDLE looks for more child victims of Florida preacher arrested

According to FDLE, their agents partnered with Homeland Security during the investigation.…
Russia is using up ammo in Ukraine faster than it can replace it

Russia is using up ammo in Ukraine faster than it can replace it

Russian forces in Ukraine are burning through ammunition faster than the country’s…
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields fully practices, appears set to start Sunday against Green Bay Packers in NFL North battle

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields fully practices, appears set to start Sunday against Green Bay Packers in NFL North battle

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields appears ready to…
Florida deputy killed in off-duty accident, authorities say

Florida deputy killed in off-duty accident, authorities say

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A deputy with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office…
Northern Illinois Food Bank gives away turkey, nutritious goods at Elgin Community College on frigid Saturday

Northern Illinois Food Bank gives away turkey, nutritious goods at Elgin Community College on frigid Saturday

ELGIN, Ill. (WLS) — Lines of cars snaked through the parking lot…
Images of Hunter Biden naked, smoking crack appear to be in the tweets that staffers from Joe Biden's 2020 campaign instructed Twitter to delete, it has been revealed

Elon Musk says Twitter was ‘acting on orders from government to suppress’ Hunter Biden laptop story

Images of Hunter Biden naked, smoking crack appear to be in the…
New LA sheriff vows accountability, integrity for department

New LA sheriff vows accountability, integrity for department

LOS ANGELES – The new head of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department…
With eyes on Coach Prime, Colorado's regents call meeting

With eyes on Coach Prime, Colorado’s regents call meeting

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — With signs pointing toward Deion Sanders becoming the…