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Plea Hearing for Boise Stabbing Suspect Delayed Again

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Timmy Earl Kinner, Jr. 30 - ADA COUNTY COURT VIA CLOSED CIRCUIT CAM FROM ADA COUNTY JAIL
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UPDATE: August 15, 2018

A plea hearing was delayed again August 15 for the man accused of stabbing nine people, including the fatal attack of a 3-year-old girl at a Boise apartment complex.

Thirty-year-old Timmy Kinner Jr. is charged with first degree murder and eight additional counts of aggravated battery in connection with the attack at the Wylie Street Station Apartment complex on June 30.

Fourth District Judge Nancy Baskin granted a request from Kinner's attorney to delay his plea hearing to Tuesday, Aug. 28.  Kinner's attorney had also previously asked that all camera be banned from the courtroom, but Baskin said still photography would be allowed but TV cameras would be kept out of the courtroom.

ORIGINAL STORY: July 16, 2018



Appearing via remote camera from the Ada County jail Monday morning, the man accused of a June 30 attack where nine people were injured, including a 3-year-old child who died of stab wounds, said the legal proceedings against him are "sabotage." Seconds later, Magistrate Judge Michael Oths ordered the suspect's microphone be shut off.

Thirty-year-old Timmy Kinner Jr. is charged with first degree murder, and eight additional counts of aggravated battery and a charge of use of deadly force in connection with the attack at the Wylie Street Station Apartment complex. All of the victims were refugees. Kinner had initially asked to represent himself, but he is now being represented by a public defender. He's being held without bail.

"This is sabotage, your honor," was Kinner's complete statement before being cut off.

Following Monday morning's outburst, Kinner's preliminary hearing was pushed back to Tuesday, August 14.

Meanwhile, Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts has yet to indicate whether her office will seek the death penalty on the murder charge.