Judge rules Boise mass stabbing suspect mentally unfit to stand trial

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BOISE (KIVI) — “Dangerously mentally ill” was just one of the phrases Fourth District Court Judge Nancy Baskin used to describe Timmy Kinner Wednesday, as she ruled him mentally unfit to stand trial.

Kinner, the 31-year-old suspect in a Boise mass stabbing, will now be committed to Idaho Department of Correction nine-bed secure mental health facility.

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In order to help Kinner become mentally competent, Department of Correction authorities will give him “involuntary necessary treatment” and will submit reports on his progress. After 90 days, if Kinner is still not mentally fit for trial, the judge could order Kinner to stay at the facility for an additional six months.

Kinner was scheduled to stand trial in January 2020 for first-degree murder and 12 felonies in connection with the stabbing of nine people at the Wylie Street Station Apartments last June. Kadir, who was celebrating her third birthday, died from her injuries.

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In a separate court case, Kadir’s mother is seeking a jury trial against five defendants, including the Northwest Real Estate Capital Corporation, a local nonprofit that owns the Wylie Street Station apartment complex, and the Tamarack Property Management Co., which manages the complex.

This article was originally published by KIVI. It is used here with permission.

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