LAS VEGAS — A person arrested for an October stabbing rampage that killed two folks and wounded six others on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk has been discovered unfit for trial, his lawyer mentioned 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 felony prices in opposition to him, protection legal professional Scott Espresso mentioned.
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 obtainable Friday for remark in regards to the competency ruling by Clark County District Courtroom Decide Christy Craig.
Giordani has mentioned surveillance video clearly exhibits the noon assault.
Barrios’ legal professional mentioned his shopper was born in Guatemala and lived within the U.S. for a minimum of a number of years, nevertheless it was not clear if he’s a documented immigrant.
A police arrest report mentioned that after arriving in Las Vegas from Los Angeles, Barrios requested a Wynn resort janitor to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to return him to Guatemala.
Barrios informed police he thought the ladies who have been stabbed have been laughing at him and making enjoyable of his clothes, based on authorities.