As UFC bantamweight Irwin Rivera is being held at a behavioral health facility in the wake of his alleged stabbing of his two sisters, his family is coming to his protection.
Lezlye Rivera, Irwin Rivera’s sister, on Friday posted an update to her Facebook account that thorough her brother’s habits top up to the alleged assault. She wrote that she and her sister, Kelly Rivera, were being “fine n well” just after the alleged assault and preferred to “clear the air” on what transpired – and convey assist for their brother.
“We like our brother to the fullest and anybody that is aware us n [sic] our spouse and children is aware just how much we all Appreciate and indicate to every other and knows jst [sic] how shut we as a spouse and children are,” she wrote in the Facebook information, which was confirmed to MMA Fighting by her mom, Susana Campos. “All we want is for him to get the professional psychological assist he so desperately desires.”
Rivera, 31, is accused of consistently stabbing his sisters early Thursday morning in Boynton Beach, Fla. Police located a 22-year-aged girl “covered in blood with many wounds,” and she informed them she and her sister had been attacked by her brother and stabbed with a pair of brass-knuckles. Rivera was apprehended four hours later on by law enforcement and admitted to the act, per an incident report issued by the Palm Beach County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Section. He instructed law enforcement he believed he killed his sisters and experienced accomplished it due to the fact “it was his purpose” and was “told to by a larger energy.”
Per the incident report, the 22-yr-aged lady had two collapsed lungs. A report from ESPN.com claimed one sufferer was in stable affliction when the other was in vital situation right after the assault.
Irwin Rivera built his very first overall look in court on Friday early morning by using community defender and was issued a no-get hold of order in opposition to his family members, a Palm Seaside County courtroom spokesperson told MMA Combating on Friday afternoon. Following possible result in was located on two attempted murder costs, he was purchased to be held devoid of bail. An crisis motion was granted to use the Baker Act, which permits people with mental sicknesses to be held involuntarily for up to 72 hours in a psychological overall health treatment method facility, the spokesperson claimed.
Rivera was ordered to be held in a locked device at the behavioral wellness facility due to the fact he was not able to get appropriate procedure at the jail, the spokesperson reported. When he meets the requirements to leave the behavioral health facility, he will be transported again to jail. He is because of back again in court on March 4 for an original scenario conference.
Lezlye Rivera wrote she traveled to Florida this past weekend to check out on her brother since he was “not sleeping or conversing like himself and absolutely just dropping curiosity in his coaching, which we all know is what he life to do.”
“Unfortunately his mental stage was worse then [sic] we could of imagined and prior to we could help him he completely broke,” she wrote. “This is not simple for me or my loved ones, but I talk to to pleeeeesse maintain MY BROTHER in your prayers, pray he can stabilize and come back again to us bc [sic] someday withing the earlier 24 hours his mentality has been fully corrupted into something unrecognizable.”
Campos, meanwhile, advised Milenio, “My son missing his memory and some thing terrible took maintain of him for a couple days” and “his intellect was blocked, he was no for a longer time him.”
In a statement, the UFC explained the allegations in opposition to Rivera are “extremely troubling” and the promotion is conducting an investigation into his situation. In the meantime, the bantamweight’s vocation has been set on pause. In accordance to Rivera’s management company, Dominance MMA, he had been “exhibiting behavior steady with psychological overall health challenges.”
Right here is Lezlye Rivera’s full Facebook submit.