This is what happens when Democratic prosecutors decide that violent criminal illegal aliens should not be deported. During the time that Jackie Lacey was the DA in LA, Yoni Barrios was arrested for criminal domestic violence in 2019. Barrios committed the crime on August 18, 2018, but Lacey did not charge him until July 2019. His first court date was April 8, 2021. During that court date, the judge ruled that Barrios’ right to a speedy trial was violated and he walked free.
Since California is a sanctuary state, ICE was never notified about his crime and he walked out of court a free man. Had he been prosecuted in a timely manner or if ICE had been notified, Barrios would have been in prison or deported. But, since he wasn’t, he was able to stab eight people, killing 47-year-old Brent Allan Hallet and 30-year-old Maris Mareen Digiovanni on October 6 of this year.
NEW: Per ICE source, the suspect charged in a mass stabbing on the Las Vegas strip that left 2 dead & 6 others injured is a Guatemalan national in the U.S. illegally, & he has a criminal record in California. I’m told ICE had no record of 32 y/o Yoni Barrios before this. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/y6VrDQyTOt
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 7, 2022
There were actually two times that barrios could have been removed from our streets but wasn’t. He was picked up for speeding and driving without a license in 2016 in the city of Riverside, California. And the second, of course, was the domestic violence charge. If US law had been followed either time, barrios would not have been able to commit the mass stabbing in Las Vegas. Hopefully, he will never see another day of freedom as long as he lives, but as long as there4 are Democrats, he has a prayer of getting out and still avoiding deportation.
Since Lacey had failed to bring the criminal domestic violence case to court in a timely fashion, the judge dismissed it on the first day of the trial, citing the state’s penal codes 1381, 1381.5, and 1382.
California has strict speedy trial laws. California Penal Code Sec. 1382 states that the “court … shall order the action to be dismissed … [in] a felony case, when a defendant is not brought to trial within 60 days of the defendant’s arraignment on an indictment or information, or reinstatement of criminal proceedings … or within 90 days after notice of the writ or order is filed in the trial court and served upon the prosecuting attorney.”
Notwithstanding the judge’s insistence that the case was dismissed owing to delays, Eric Siddall, vice president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, told the DailyMail.com, “If the case was thrown out by the judge, it was probably because of witness issues.”
This tragedy could have been avoided had people in power seen illegal aliens who commit crimes as ones who should be deported immediately, and aside from that, had been prosecuted in a timely manner. This is something we have gotten used to seeing from the far-left elitists who live in gated communities or who have taxpayer-funded security. Ordinary Americans are expendable.
Deadly stabbing on #LasVegas Strip… photo from video taken by tourist. You can see people attending to two victims. This is outside of Wynn at LV BLVD & Spring Mtn, I blacked out the victim due to it being graphic 📷: Eric Quintanar @KTNV pic.twitter.com/m8jJZUUgmK
— Joe Moeller (@joemoeller44) October 6, 2022
Anna Westby, who survived a stab in the back, held Maris DiGiovanni in her arms as she was dying. She said that Barrios had shown up and claimed to be a new chef. He displayed his knife and claimed that he had developed new cutting utensils. Barrios asked people to have their picture taken with him and his knife. When they refused, he began stabbing them.
Anna Westby was one of the showgirls stabbed in the recent attack on the Las Vegas strip. She says she held her friend and fellow showgirl, Maris DiGiovanni, in her arms as she lay dying. pic.twitter.com/FKC1M1bsd3
— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) October 11, 2022
At least 60 illegal aliens have been convicted so far this year of murder and manslaughter, and 1,020 have been convicted of assault, battery, and domestic violence.