Spokane native killed in Las Vegas stabbings

October 7, 2022 7:10 AM

Posted: October 7, 2022 7:10 AM

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Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a stabbing along the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Police say one person has been fatally stabbed and at least five others wounded. A suspect is in custody.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — One of the victims of Thursday’s deadly stabbings in Las Vegas was Spokane native Maris DiGiovanni.

DiGiovanni, who was living in Vegas, was one of two people killed. Six others were injured; Three of those people were hospitalized in critical condition and another three were in stable condition, according to Las Vegas police.

The suspect, 32-year-old Yoni Barrios, was arrested on two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder.

DiGiovanni’s family still lives in Spokane. The Central Valley School District confirmed her mother is a teacher and her father is a retired principal.

READ: Police: 2 dead, 6 injured in stabbings along Las Vegas Strip