Boise birthday party stabbing trial delayed until January 2020

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BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) The trial for suspected mass birthday party stabbing suspect has been delayed until January 2020.

In court on Thursday, defense attorneys for Timmy Kinner asked the judge to push back the trial to January 2020 because it's a death penalty case. The state did not object.

Kinner is charged with the first-degree murder of 3-year-old Ruya Kadir who police say was fatally attacked at her birthday party. Police say he was staying at the Wylie Street Station apartments when he was asked to leave after residents became concerned with his behavior.

However, police say Kinner returned with a knife and started attacking people. He's also facing eight counts of aggravated battery, one count of burglary as well as two counts of aggravated assault and weapon enhancement.

If Kinner is convicted and sentenced to death, he would join the eight men and one woman currently on Idaho's death row.

The trial has now been set for Jan. 13, 2020.

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