LAS VEGAS — A person arrested for an October stabbing rampage that killed two individuals and wounded six others on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk has been discovered unfit for trial, his lawyer stated Friday.
A state courtroom decide ordered Yoni Christian Barrios, 32, to stay indefinitely at a state psychiatric facility till medical doctors decide that he can perceive the prison fees towards him, protection lawyer Scott Espresso stated.
If he’s discovered competent, Barrios faces two counts of homicide and 6 counts of tried homicide within the assault, which killed Maris DiGiovanni, 30, and Brent Allan Hallett, 46.
Authorities say Barrios requested DiGiovanni and different sidewalk showgirls to pose with him for a photograph earlier than wielding a big chef’s knife outdoors the Wynn Las Vegas resort.
Prosecutor John Giordani was not instantly accessible Friday for remark in regards to the competency ruling by Clark County District Courtroom Choose Christy Craig.
Giordani has stated surveillance video clearly reveals the noon assault.
Barrios’ lawyer stated his shopper was born in Guatemala and lived within the U.S. for at the very least a number of years, however it was not clear if he’s a documented immigrant.
A police arrest report stated that after arriving in Las Vegas from Los Angeles, Barrios requested a Wynn lodge janitor to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to return him to Guatemala.
Barrios advised police he thought the ladies who had been stabbed had been laughing at him and making enjoyable of his clothes, in accordance with authorities.