Man At Boise Stabbing Targeted 3-Year-Old’s Birthday Party
Details of the tragic nine-person stabbing including six children at a Boise apartment complex keep coming and authorities now say they believe their suspect, 30-year-old Timmy Earl Kinner was targeting a three-year-old's birthday party.
Boise Police Chief Bill Bones stated that a three-year-old little girl was one of those who suffered serious wounds in the attack. Other victims were two 4-year-olds, a 6-year-old, a 12-year-old, and three adults who jumped in to stop the attack from happening. Those victims were from Syria, Ethiopia, and Iraq.
Police were called into the Wylie Street Station Apartment Complex near West State Street and Wylie Lane Saturday night and apprehended and arrested Kinner at that time. The motive for the attack? Kinner was given a place to stay with by the family for a few days but was asked to leave on Friday because of his behavior. He answered back by not only attacking the family who he'd stayed with but anyone he could get his hands on. A three-year-old little girl was having a birthday party just a few doors down and that's where Kinner focussed his attack.
No deaths have been reported in this attack, but four are critically injured including the three-year-old girl who has been flown to Salt Lake City for specialist and the best medical attention for her needs. Kinner is charged with a total of 15 felonies: nine counts of aggravated battery and six counts of injury to a child. He appears in court on Monday.
A vigil for the victims will be held at 6 p.m. Monday evening (July 2nd) on the steps of Boise City Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.