The knife-wielding madman accused of fatally stabbing two individuals on the Last Vegas Strip — together with a showgirl — was discovered mentally unfit to stand trial, The Post has confirmed.
A Las Vegas decide on Friday dominated Yoni Barrios, 32, should stay at a state psychiatric facility till a court-appointed psychiatrist can decide whether or not he’s mentally competent to stand trial, in accordance to courtroom information.
Barrios was charged with two counts of open homicide with a lethal weapon and 6 counts of tried homicide within the mindless broad-daylight assault on October 6.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police mentioned Barrios stabbed showgirl Maris Digiovanni within the coronary heart and bystander Brent Hallet with a kitchen knife close to the Wynn resort.
Barrios additionally allegedly stabbed six others, together with showgirls Anna Westby and Victoria Cayetano.
According to a police report obtained by The Post, Barrios went into the Wynn on the lookout for a job. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed Barrios, a Guatemalan nationwide, was within the nation illegally.
Police mentioned Barrios spoke to a safety guard on the Wynn and mentioned he needed to promote the knives he had in his possession so he may receive some money to return to his nation.
The guard instructed him to “jump in front of a train,” in accordance to the police report.
An enraged Barrios then approached the showgirls, later telling police they laughed and made enjoyable of his clothes.
“Barrios said he became angry and stabbed one of the women [Digiovanni] in the chest after which he began stabbing the other women in the group as they ran away,” the police report mentioned.
“Barrios started running and looking for groups of people so he could ‘let the anger out.’”
If the courtroom determines Barrios is competent, the legal case will proceed.
Barrios had been dwelling within the streets in Los Angeles earlier than he determined to go to Las Vegas. A buddy of Barrios instructed The Post the 32-year outdated was a former stripper who mooched off women and men who had romantic pursuits in him.