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Prosecutor seeks death penalty for Boise mass stabbing suspect

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 13:30:32-04

The Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Thursday filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty for Boise mass stabbing suspect.

Timmy Kinner is accused of killing a 3-year-old girl and wounding eight others in a mass stabbing at an Idaho apartment complex in June.

Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts said, “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."

Kinner is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ruya Kadir -- and eight counts of aggravated battery -- in connection with the June 30th attack.