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Psychiatrist: Stabbing suspect incompetent to stand trial

December 7, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A psychiatrist says an Idaho mass stabbing suspect is unfit to stand trial.

Ada County prosecutors said Thursday they will challenge the finding in the case of Timmy Earl Kinner Jr.

Kinner is accused of stabbing nine people, including six children, during a birthday party in June.

One of the children, a 3-year-old girl who was celebrating her birthday, later died of her injuries.

Prosecutors want an expert to review the 300-400 pages of findings by a court-appointed psychologist and psychiatrist in Kinner’s case, deputy prosecutor Dan Dinger said.

Fourth District Court Judge Nancy Baskin will make a decision after the competency hearing on whether Kinner should be committed to a state hospital for mental health treatment.

The hearing will take place either Dec. 27 or Jan. 3.

Kinner is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ruya Kadir. He’s facing numerous other charges, including eight counts of aggravated assault.

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