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Irwin Rivera Released From Police Custody After Plea of Not Guilty – MMA Root



Irwin Rivera was placed in the care of his family after a judge ruled that he was not guilty due to insanity following an attempted murder of his sisters.

Rivera was arrested after allegedly stabbing his sisters several times in January. He was then taken into custody and later diagnosed with bipolar disorder with psychosis. The news of his release was first broadcast by ESPN.

The Rivera sisters suffered multiple stab wounds after he attacked both of them in a dream. After that, he told the police that, in his opinion, “a higher power” made him do it. Both sisters did not suffer long-term trauma. They were both on his side during his case.

The release came after a doctor revealed that Rivera suffered from the disorder, and the attack on his sisters was his first episode of psychosis.

“Mr. Rivera suffered from acute psychosis, especially bipolar I disorder, and Mr. Rivera was unaware of his symptoms, which were not controlled by the prescribed psychotropic drugs,” said Dr. Sheila Rapa, a prosecution witness. discernment to distinguish reality from fantasy or right from wrong. “

Rivera has some conditions that he must comply with when released. He will be under the supervision of his family and will live with his parents and brother. He is allowed to continue fighting and will be accompanied by a friend or family member as he leaves his hometown for the fight. Companions and friends of Rivera, Gilbert Burns and Sean Soriano can join him in combat events.

Rivera last fought in the UFC when he lost the fight at UFC Vegas 11 to Andre Ewell by split decision.

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