Rainbow Family member ‘Hitler’ sentenced for stabbing at gathering

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Leilani Garcia, 32 Aka: "Hitler" Photo: Heber City Police Department

Leilani Garcia, 32 Aka: "Hitler" Photo: Heber City Police Department

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah – A member of the Rainbow Family, who goes by the name “Hitler,” was sentenced for a stabbing during the Rainbow Family Gathering earlier this year, and the woman will serve time in jail but received probation and a stayed prison sentence.

Leilani Novak-Garcia made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded “no contest” to aggravated assault charges.

In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop an attempted murder charge.

Novak-Garcia was accused of stabbing two men during a confrontation at the gathering in June in Wasatch County.

The victim told officers¬†Novak-Garcia’s ¬†actions were “out of character” and probably a result of “taking some bad drugs.”

According to an email from Utah State Courts, Novak-Garcia’s third-degree felony assault charge resulted in a 0-5 year prison sentence, though that sentence was stayed and the defendant will be on probation for 24 months. She will serve 300 days in jail, with credit for time served and is ordered to pay a $750 fine.

Officials also stated in the email that Novak-Garcia will be required to undergo a mental health evaluation within 30 days of being released from custody and must follow “any recommended treatment.” She will also be prohibited from consuming alcohol or frequenting places where alcohol is the chief order of business.

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