It has been the talk on radio, television, social media and the street, will the state of Idaho seek the death penalty against Timmy Kinner?

Kinner is charged with one count of first-degree murder, eight counts of Aggravated Battery, and using a deadly weapon in committing a felony. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 16 and is being held without bond.

Will the state seek the death penalty against Kinner?  Ada County Prosecuting Attorney Jan Bennetts issued the following statement on the matter:

“First degree murder is an offense under Idaho law that is eligible for the death penalty. My office is working diligently to review all of the evidence in this case. The investigation is ongoing and law enforcement is working very hard to conduct a thorough investigation, compile all of the police reports and provide the completed investigation to my office.”

“The decision of whether to seek the death penalty cannot be made until all of the facts, circumstances and statutory factors are considered and weighed pursuant to Idaho law. A decision regarding the death penalty will be made as soon as law enforcement completes the investigation, we have an opportunity to review all of the evidence and we consult with the victims and their families.”


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