Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts stated that the decision to seek the death penalty for Timmy Kinner came after months of “careful consideration”.
Kinner, 30, has been charged with stabbing 3-year-old Ruya Kadir to death and injuring eight others during his bloody rampage back in June.
Kadir, along with her friends and family, were celebrating her birthday at Wylie Street Station apartments when Kinner attacked the group. Five other children were stabbed along with three adults who tried to intervene.
Bennetts released a statement where she announced her decision to seek the death penalty.
“My office, including two senior deputy prosecutors, victim-witness coordinators, an investigator and staff are working closely with the Boise Police Department and their assigned detectives. After careful consideration, we have concluded that pursuing the death penalty is appropriate in this case. It is important that we preserve the integrity of the case and let the criminal justice process take its course to ensure Mr. Kinner is afforded due process and receives a fair trial. For these reasons, we will make no additional public comments regarding this decision or the facts and circumstances of the case at this time.”
Kinner has no relation to his victims and seemingly targeted the little girl’s party at random. He also faces charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and use of a deadly weapon.
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