Former Los Angeles, Calif., District Attorney Jackie Lacey (D) reportedly failed to prosecute the illegal alien now accused of murdering two Americans in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a domestic violence case in 2019.
Late last week, 32-year-old Yoni Barrios, an alleged illegal alien from Guatemala, allegedly went on a knife rampage on the Las Vegas strip where he targeted eight random tourists and Americans while wielding a knife.
Barrios is accused of killing 30-year-old Maris Mareen DiGiovanni and 47-year-old Brent Allan Hallett in the stabbing spree that left one victim in critical condition, two others in serious condition and three others in fair condition.
According to court records analyzed by Daily MailBarrios had a criminal record in the sanctuary state of California, which ostensibly protected him from arrest and deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Notably, former Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey (D) failed to prosecute Barrios on a domestic violence charge in 2019, which could have landed him up to four years in prison.
The Daily Mail References:
Court documents obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com reveal that Guatemala allegedly had no immigration documents Yoni Barrios, 32, was charged in 2019 with felony domestic violence by Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey.who has since relinquished his duties. [Emphasis added]
Had he been convicted, Barrios would likely have been jailed and deported, and would not have been free to commit the senseless massacre on the Vegas strip this week. [Emphasis added]
But Lacey failed to bring the case to court in time and after 90 days, the judge was forced to dismiss the case under California’s speedy trial lawscourt records say. [Emphasis added]
Three years earlier, in 2016, Barrios was prosecuted in Riverside County, California for dangerous driving and driving without a license, but he never turned himself in to ICE agents for arrest and deportation.
“Maris loved the beauty of life and lived it [the] fuller without limitations. She was a genuine and loving friend, a devoted wife, a sister and a loving daughter,” DiGiovanni’s brother wrote in an online post. “… was a light to the world.”
Barrios has been charged with two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder. He remains in Las Vegas police custody without bond.