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Man accused of killing 3-year-old in Idaho pleads guilty

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A man who was accused of breaking into an Idaho apartment, stabbing a 3-year-old girl and injuring eight others has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and a dozen additional charges.

Timmy Kinner Jr., 32, pleaded guilty to eight counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault and other charges, including murder.

Kinner's death penalty trial, which was scheduled for September 2021, has since been vacated, the Idaho Press reported. The Ada County Prosecutor's Office did not respond to the outlet's report for a request for information on Kinner's death penalty status.

All victims of the 2018 attack were refugees who fled violent conflict in Ethiopia, Iraq and Syria, including Ruya Kadir, 3, who was the daughter of a woman from Ethiopia who rented the apartment.

Ruya Kadir, 3-year-old killed by Timmy Kinner.

Kinner is scheduled to be sentenced on June 10, 2021.

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  1. “Ada County Prosecutor’s Office did not respond to the outlet’s report for a request for information on Kinner’s death penalty status.”
    That’s because they bartered it away in return for a guilty plea. I this instance, I got no problem whatsoever with that. The whole ‘He’ll get HIS punishment from the the inmates!’ is, I believe, mostly BS and what rational people want to ‘imagine’ exists. In this instance….maybe not so much. Because it is both a freak and a foreigner, this creature will be not accorded the protection of various prison gangs, and will most likely be labeled and dealt with as the animal it truly is. I find that somehow satisfying, and hope that I’m still around when the general population tears it to pieces. 😉

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