Timmy Kinner sentenced to life in prison without parole

Timmy Kinner Jr., the man who pleaded guilty to stabbed multiple people — and killing a little girl — at a children’s birthday party in June 2018, was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday without parole.

Kinner was given two sentences of life in prison without parole. One sentence was for the murder of three-year-old Ruya Kadir, the other for aggravated battery of an eight-year-old boy. Kinner will also serve 120 years for eight other charges. The majority of the sentences will run consecutively.

“This sentence ensures the defendant will not be eligible for parole, and will never step foot outside of prison,” a spokeswoman for the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Kinner pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in March, as well as eight counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime. He also pled guilty to a persistent violator enhancement.

In a plea agreement known as a Rule 11, Kinner also waived his right to appeal, the prosecutor’s office said. He was charged with 13 felonies and was eligible for the death penalty. The state agreed not to seek the death penalty as part of the plea agreement.

The charges stem from that mass stabbing incident in June of 2018 at the Wylie Street Station Apartments off State Street.

He stabbed and killed 3-year-old Ruya Kadir at her own birthday party at the Wylie Street Station apartments off State Street. Kinner also wounded eight others.

Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts issued a statement after his sentencing:

“Nearly three years ago, our community was shaken by the events of June 30, 2018. I know no sentence can ever replace the loss of Ruya or erase the amount of trauma and physical harm so many victims experienced that day. I want to recognize the heroic efforts of several of the victims. Their actions undoubtedly saved other lives.

These families have been nothing short of courageous and brave during the immediate aftermath of the crimes and as this case moved throughout the court process over the last three years. On behalf of my entire office, I extend my deepest condolences to Ruya’s family for their unimaginable loss, and to all the victims who were impacted by these egregious crimes.

Lastly, I want to thank the Boise Police Department, along with my prosecution team, for the countless hours they have spent on this case.”

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