LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The man accused in a deadly stabbing attack involving eight victims on the Las Vegas Strip last week made his second appearance in a Las Vegas courtroom but no bail was set.
Yoni Barrios, 32, faces two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder.
His newly appointed public defender said he just received the case and was not ready to address bail.
Two people were killed in the attack which occurred on Friday on the sidewalk outside the Wynn resort. According to police, the attack was unprovoked.
Barrios said “yes” when asked if he understood the charges against him and “no” when asked if he could afford to hire an attorney.
The public defender said he would need to address Barrios’ competency before moving forward because there are some concerns.
Barrios agreed to waive his right to a preliminary hearing within 15 days. The hearing is set to take place Jan. 12.