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Maris Digiovanni, Yoni Barrios allegedly attacked a group of Las Vegas showgirls, stabbing Maris Digiovanni in the chest and reportedly dying in her friend’s arms, before he stabbed other victims.
A Las Vegas showgirl was stabbed in the heart by a knife-wielding man and she died “in the arms” of a friend during a frenzied mass attack, it is claimed.
Alleged attacker Yoni Barrios is said to have asked the group of women dressed as showgirls for a photo with him holding his knife, then went on a stabbing spree when they said “no.”
Maris Digiovanni’s age is unknown.
Cause of Death
Maris Digiovanni was one of two killed and six injured during the horrific incident on Las Vegas Boulevard last Thursday morning.
Cheryl Lowthorp, who runs the Best Showgirls business in Las Vegas, said Barrios seemed “smiling and friendly” before suddenly turning violent.
“It happened so fast; he stabbed Maris in the heart,” Ms. Lowthorp alleged, it is reported.
Another woman, named “Anna”, is believed to have come to Maris’ aid.
“She already knew that Maris was gone because she passed away in her arms,” Lowthorp told the New York Post.
It is also alleged that Barrios stabbed Anna in her back and punctured her lung.
In an interview with police, Barrios said he felt the showgirls laugh at him and make fun of his clothes before the attack, abcnews reported.
“Barrios started running and looking for groups of people so he could ‘let his anger out,'” the arrest report says.
Brent Allan Hallett, 47, was also reportedly killed in the attack.
The police report stated: “On October 6, 2022, at approximately 11:42 a.m. m., the LVMPD received a report of a stabbing with multiple victims outside a casino in the 3100 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard.
“Responding officers quickly identified the suspect in the area and he was taken into custody without further incident.
“A total of eight victims were located. One of those victims was pronounced deceased at the scene and a second victim was pronounced deceased at University Medical Center. The remaining victims were transported to area hospitals. Currently, three of them are in critical condition and the others are stable.
Barrios has been charged with two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon.
A GoFundMe page set up for the victims reads: “I’m Cheryl Lowthorp, owner of Best Showgirls In Vegas.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share that our chorister family has been hurt beyond reason, the beautiful soul of Maris Digiovanni has been stolen.
“Three more of our girls were injured and hospitalized, but luckily their lives were saved. This fund is created for the purpose of providing our girls with the resources they need to get back on their feet.
“This will go toward her funeral, medical, professional, and other financial recovery efforts.”