Psychiatrist finds Timmy Kinner mentally incompetent

Idaho Press reporter Tommy Simmons reports that prosecutors say they plan to contest the finding. (Pool Photo)

A closed competency hearing for Boise mass stabbing suspect Timmy Kinner will be held later this month after a psychiatrist declared Kinner mentally incompetent to stand trial Thursday.

Kinner faces the death penalty after being charged with the first-degree murder of 3-year-old Ruya Kadir who prosecutors say he fatally stabbed at her birthday party June 30th.

Prosecutors say he was staying at the Wylie Street Station apartments when he was asked to leave after residents became concerned with his behavior. Kinner returned with a knife and started attacking people, according to prosecutors. He's also facing eight counts of aggravated battery, one count of burglary as well as two counts of aggravated assault and weapon enhancement.

After the psychiatrist's finding Thursday, the prosecution and defense will present evidence to a judge at a two-day competency hearing which is set for Dec. 27th and Jan. 3rd.

According to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, if Judge Nancy Baskin determines Kinner is mentally incompetent, he will be sent to either the state hospital or prison for evaluation and treatment until he is declared competent to stand trial.

There is no insanity defense in Idaho.

This story will be updated.

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