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A woman born in Iran avoided jail time this week despite stabbing a Las Vegas man during sex. The woman was set free after saying that the stabbing was motivated by a U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian leader and a previous rape.
Nika Nikoubin was accused of stabbing a Las Vegas man whom she had met on the Plenty of Fish dating website. Police said the couple went to the Sunset Station hotel in Nevada in March 2020. Reports claim that the couple engaged in sexual activities when Nikoubin blindfolded Daniel Trevino. Nikoubin reached into her purse, pulled out a knife, and stabbed Trevino twice in the neck, according to court documents.
The 23-year-old University of Texas at Dallas student told police that the stabbing was revenge for the January 2020 assassination of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani outside Baghdad Airport ordered by former President Donald Trump. Nikoubin told police, "I mean the U.S. killed Soleimani. Lots of blood spilled. So, I feel like, it’s fair that American blood be spilled."
Nikoubin said during the trial that she "deeply regretted the pain and suffering" she put Trevino through.
Nikoubin told the Eighth Judicial District Court, "I would like him to know that my actions on the night of the incident had nothing to do with him, personally – he did not deserve what happened to him and I hope that this apology will aid in his healing journey."
Nikoubin added that her arrest was a "wake up call," and that if she was freed that she would "stay under the close supervision" of her parents, who are "committed to guiding me through this difficult time."
Nikoubin said, "I was raped when I was 18 years old by another student. At the time, I did not fully realize the impact that this experience had on me and my mental health deteriorated."
Nikoubin noted that she was in a mental health facility for 10 days before she arrived in Las Vegas and met Trevino.
"I was diagnosed with a number of disorders including severe depression, schizophrenia, and bi-polar disorder," Nikoubin said, according to KLAS-TV. "These diagnoses were deeply upsetting to me and, truthfully, I was in denial. While I was prescribed medication to treat my disorders, I initially struggled to properly follow my treatment regimen."
Trevino told the courtroom, "I've chosen to forgive, but whatever the law decides to do, that’s up to the law."
On Wednesday, Nikoubin avoided prison, and Judge Carli Kierny sentenced her to serve three years' probation.
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.