Florida cheerleader allegedly stabbed 114 times, allegedly teenagers accused of being adult

The body of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey was found on May 9 in a wooded area of ​​St. Louis. Johns, in the town of Jacksonville.

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Johannesburg - A Florida man will try to stand trial as an adult after he allegedly killed a girl, stabbing her 114 times during a brutal attack that broke the blade and caught the victim's head, authorities said on Thursday.

A 14-year-old boy accused of killing Tristyn Bailey, a 13-year-old from the Patriot Oaks Academy, in the Jacksonville area of ​​St. Louis. NBC News does not name the suspect because he is too young.

13-year-old Tristyn Bailey. Johnns County Sheriff's Office / via Twitter

But the atrocities were called for a more serious case, which led to a serious murder case in the adult court, the 7th Judicial Circuit State Attorney R.J. Said Larizza.

"I am not happy to charge a 14-year-old child as an adult for murder," Larizza told reporters.

"But I can tell you to the senior team and review all the facts, all the conditions, the applicable law and there was no hard decision to make, to be charged as an adult. It is a sad and tragic decision."

The girl was found dead in a wooded area on May 9, according to the Sheriff's Office in St. Petersburg.

"Saying it was scary can be done as an understatement," Larizza said. "The point is, the correction can be considered for sure from just the number of stab wounds Tristyn Bailey had to deal with."

Of the 114 stab wounds, 49 appeared to be self-inflicted wounds on the girl's hands, arms and head as she sought to protect her attacker, officials said.

"Every time the arm came back and every time that arm went down, that was a preparation," Larizza said opening her arm with a stabbing motion.

The suspect had told his friends he "intended to kill someone," and the victim's DNA was in the suspect's clothes, according to the prosecutor.

"He did not say who he was, but he testified to witnesses that he would kill a man by stabbing him in the bush, which is exactly the case," Larizza said.

The suspect snapchats while sitting in a police car. He is currently being held in custody for the murder of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey in Florida.

The suspect snapchats while sitting in a police car. He is currently being held in custody for the murder of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey in Florida.

The suspect posted a selfie on social media on May 9 while flashing a peace sign in the back of a police car. A representative of the sheriff's office said the suspect took the photo while Baley was missing and was considered only a witness.

"Hey guys did anyone see Tristyn recently" was written over the photo you took.

The knife, believed to belong to the suspect, was found in a pond near Bailey's body, officials said. The tip of the blade "broke" and "was found by a medical examiner on the victim's head," Larizza said.

“It’s hard to hear all of that,” said the manager of the Sheriff’s Office in St. Louis. Johns County Howard “Skip” Cole. "We fully support the case against the accused."

An attorney who recorded in court online records that he represented the suspect was out of office and did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday evening.

The Baley family praised the work done by the sheriff's office and the district attorney's office in what happened on Thursday, which they called "part of the first steps to bring justice to Tristyn's assassination."

"As we move forward, we will want to keep Tristyn's memory alive and the spirit of the community," they said.