Mother of 3-year-old stabbing victim tells suspect to 'shut up' in court after outburst
BOISE, Idaho (CBS 2) —
Timmy Earl Kinner, the suspect in a Boise murder and mass stabbing, was back in state district court Monday, only briefly, but long enough to spark an emotional exchange with Bifituu Kadir, the mother of 3-year-old Ruya Kadir, who died in the knife attack on her birthday.
It happened when Kinner's attorneys were arguing a motion to deny the media's request to videotape the court proceedings. They said cameras in court were not a "fundamental right" and reporters could still cover the proceedings without them.
Videotaping the proceedings, Kinner's attorneys said, would have negative impact and only show Kinner being "paraded around the courtroom in shackles."
Kinner was not in the courtroom at the time, but appeared on a screen via a video feed from the Ada County Jail.
At one point during his attorneys' argument, Kinner blurted out words that sounded like: "It's the set up and sabotage 'em."
To which Kadir yelled: "Shut up!"
She left the courtroom in tears.
Judge Michael Oths denied the defense motion to prohibit the media's pool television camera from recording the proceedings, and the judge granted a continuance of the preliminary hearing to Aug. 14.
Kinner, who is being held without bond, has not yet entered a plea and is expected to do that after the preliminary hearing. The preliminary hearing is to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed with the case and the charges.
When asked for comment, prosecutor Dan Dinger told CBS 2News the prosecution will only talk about the case in court.
An attorney for Kinner also declined comment.
Kinner is charged with first-degree murder and eight charges of aggravated battery in connection with the attack. Police say he was staying at the apartments when he was asked to leave after residents became concerned with his behavior, which he did peacefully. However, police say he returned with a knife and started attacking people.