- The defendant for trying to kidnap WWE star Sonya Deville will be transferred to a psychiatric hospital.
The news portal WrestlingInc has reported in the last hours that the accused for trying to kidnap WWE star Sonya Deville has been declared incompetent to stand trial and will be transferred to Florida State Hospital, a psychiatric hospital located in Chattahoochee, Florida. Deville had his temporary protective court order against Thomas extended last week, with the next protective hearing scheduled for October 7.
According to a police report, a man was arrested at the home of Daria Berenato, WWE Superstar Sonya Deville, in August 2020. Philip A. Thomas II, 24, has been spying on the wrestler and harassing her on social media since years ago, and hatched a kidnapping plan for eight months .
Thomas arrived from South Carolina and headed straight for his goal. He parked his car at Idlewild Baptist Church and walked to Berenato’s home. He dug a hole in the yard and waited there for three or four hours, looking and listening through the window . At 2:43 am, after Berenato went to bed, Thomas entered the house through a sliding glass door, activating the security alarm. The WWE Superstar spotted the individual at the home and fled along with another person in a car, at which point he called 911.
This event paralyzed the professional career of Sonya Deville , who was a lawyer in a legal process against the assailant. Finally, Deville returned to television in January 2021 and has held a managerial position on Friday Night SmackDown ever since. Deville’s last match in WWE was held at SummerSlam against Mandy Rose.