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Man With an Ax Kills Child, Critically Injures 2 Females

LAS VEGAS -- A Downtown Las Vegas neighborhood is in shock after a women was attacked in the middle of the street.

Police arrested 33-year-old Harold Montague for allegedly attacking two adults and killing 4-month-old Damian Avila Castro near Sahara and Maryland Pkwy. Police believe the attack may have been random.

Officers say a woman was pushing a her baby in a stroller on San Pedro Avenue when Montague came out of a house with an ax and started attacking her.

A neighbor named Teresa watched Montague kill the infant and bludgeon the child's mother with the ax.

Read Harold Montague's arrest report

Man Accused of Deadly Ax Attack 'Delusional'

LAS VEGAS -- The 33-year-old man accused of killing a 4-month-old baby and critically wounding the child's mother in a rampage with a medieval-style battle ax is expected to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Harold E. Montague appeared Wednesday before a judge for a status check. Montague's attorney, Norm Reed, described his client as severely delusional and paranoid. Montague has been kept separately from the general population at the Clark County Detention Center.

Montague is facing charges of murder with a deadly weapon and attempted murder with a deadly weapon. He was arrested for a February 11th attack where police say he stabbed his profoundly disabled sister-in-law in their home before bursting outside and attacking the mother and child in the street.

His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 12, 2010.