Suspect in Vegas strip stabbings deemed unfit for trial
LAS VEGAS. A person arrested for an October knife assault that killed two individuals and injured six individuals on the sidewalk of the Las Vegas Strip has been dominated unfit for trial, his lawyer stated Friday.
Yoni Christian Barrios, 32, has been ordered by a state decide to stay indefinitely in a state psychological hospital till docs decide he understands the legal costs in opposition to him, protection legal professional Scott Coffey stated.
If discovered succesful, Barrios faces two counts of homicide and 6 counts of tried homicide within the assault that killed 30-year-old Maris DiGiovanni and 46-year-old Brent Allan Hallett.
Authorities say Barrios requested DiGiovanni and different sidewalk dancers to take footage with him earlier than brandishing a big chef’s knife outdoors the Wynn Las Vegas resort.
Prosecutor John Jordani was not instantly obtainable Friday for touch upon the competency determination by Clark County Circuit Court docket Choose Christy Craig.
Giordani stated the CCTV footage clearly reveals the noon assault.
Barrios’ lawyer stated his consumer was born in Guatemala and lived within the US for at the least just a few years, however it’s not clear if he is a documented immigrant.
A police arrest report says that after arriving in Las Vegas from Los Angeles, Barrios requested a Wynn resort cleaner to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to return him to Guatemala.
Barrios advised police that he believed the ladies who had been stabbed had been making enjoyable of him and making enjoyable of his garments, authorities stated.