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Boise Mass-Stabbing Suspect To Remain In Prison Mental Health Facility — For Now


The man at the center of a mass-stabbing in Boise last summer that claimed the life of a child and left eight others injured will remain committed to a secure mental health facility.

The suspected mass-stabber has been locked up for three months at the state’s maximum security prison near Boise. Since January, Kinner has been getting treatment in the prison’s secure mental health facility. The judge who committed Kinner decided he was “dangerously mentally ill.” She sent him to the treatment unit to restore his competency ahead of trial set to get underway in January 2020.

The 31-year-old Kinner was initially going to be treated for three months, but, the Statesman reports, an extension was filed late last week. Kinner was supposed to appear in court this week for a hearing.

A known drug user, questions about Kinner’s mental fitness have been raised for years. His competency was evaluated in 2012 when he was undergoing anger management classes and a substance abuse program.

In June of 2018, Kinner allegedly stabbed nine people at a young girl’s third birthday party. The child being celebrated, Ruya Kadir, died from her injuries. He’s charged with 13 felony crimes, including murder which is a capital offense.

Since the extension of Kinner’s mental health treatment was filed under seal, it’s unclear how much longer he’ll spend in the prison’s health facility.

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