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Proceedings stalled in case against mass stabbing suspect

A lawsuit against a man accused of fatally stabbing a 3-year-old girl – and injuring eight others – during the child’s birthday party at a Boise apartment complex is being put on hold due to concerns about the defendant’s mental health.

Fourth District Court Judge Samuel Hoagland expressed concern on Tuesday at a hearing about moving forward with the case. He noted 31-year-old Timmy Kinner Jr.’s commitment to the prison ward would pose a major barrier to the case.

The case is running parallel to Kinner’s criminal case, in which he faces 13 criminal counts, including first-degree murder.

Bifituu Kadir and Recep Seran, the parents of Ruya Kadir, the child Kinner is accused of killing, filed the civil lawsuit against Kinner in December following Ruya Kadir’s death in July.

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