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Man behind brutal mass stabbing to spend life in prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man who stabbed nine people at a toddler's birthday party in Boise three years ago has been sentenced to life in prison plus another 120 years for the brutal attack.

Fourth District Judge Nancy Baskin handed down the sentence against 33-year-old Timmy Kinner on Thursday, saying she didn't think he could ever be safely released.

Kinner pleaded guilty in March to the stabbing attack on six children and three adults.

The birthday girl, 3-year-old Ruya Kadir, died of her injuries.

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

The victims were all refugee families from Iraq, Ethiopia and Syria.

Kinner's defense attorney said Kinner was in the midst of a psychotic episode during the crime.

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  1. Again, do some research and understand the job of a defense attorney! If you tell me that you would not want your defense attorney to do all he/she could for you, you are either lying or just do not care!

    As for the sentence? It sounds better than nothing; however, I am all for capital punishment on cases where there is proof positive. No reason why the taxpayer should pay for feeding and healthcare for life for someone who performs an act that kills other people, especially kids.

    1. In this instance, J Weld, my reference was NOT directed at this creature’s attorney, or any OTHER attorney. It was towards the mitigation fallacy that the ‘mental state’ of such a creature is somehow germane to its crimes/sentences. The child’s death, the others’ injuries and emotional scars are somehow lessened by the creature’s mental state at the time these horrors occurred? It should receive no more mercy than a rabid animal. For reasons quite unimaginable to ME the fact that THIS particular animal is capable of forming both intent and malice somehow rationalizes a form of ‘mercy’ not available to lesser species.
      It is arguable that ANY human being who commits-especially RANDOM-murder is unbalanced, unstable, etc. Judge Baskin’s sentencing is laudable, but assumes that merely caging the animal will prevent its recidivism and protect the public. Perhaps. Its death would be far more certain, in the area of prevention. 🙁

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