3-year-old girl dies days after mass stabbing at her birthday party

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Update: The International Rescue Committee, who are working with the families at the apartments affected by the attack, has identified the 3-year-old victim as Ruya Kadir, a refugee from Ethiopia. Read more here.

A three-year-old girl has died after a mass stabbing occurred at her birthday party in Boise Saturday.

Boise Police say the girl was flown to Utah for treatment of injuries she received in Saturday night’s attack.

"It is with deep sorrow we share the news that she has passed away today," Boise Police said in a statement.

One child has been treated and released from the hospital according to police.

Seven victims remain in the hospital, many with serious or critical injuries. Police say due to the nature of their injuries they will not be providing regular status updates.

Timmy Kinner, the man accused of stabbing nine people including six children is being arraigned in court Monday at 1:30 p.m. Kinner, 30, of Los Angeles, was arrested and charged with nine counts of felony aggravated battery and six counts of felony injury to a child. He is now been charged with 1st degree murder.

"We were heartbroken today to learn of the death of one of Saturday’s young victims. The thought of a happy occasion like a child’s birthday party being turned into the darkest of sorrows in such a vicious way is almost unfathomable. I know every Boisean joins me in sending our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones, as well as continued thoughts and prayers to the other eight victims recovering from their injuries," said Boise Mayor David Bieter.

Investigators say the preliminary evidence is showing that Kinner was a temporary resident at an apartment complex at State Street and Wylie Lane, where the stabbings happened. They say he had stayed a few nights at a resident's apartment last week.

Police say he was asked to leave the apartments Friday after residents became concerned with Kinner's behavior, which he did peacefully.

However, police say Kinner returned Saturday with a knife and started attacking people. They say he attacked six children and three adults after they stepped in.

The International Rescue Committee and the City of Boise is organizing a vigil for the stabbing victims. The vigil will take place at 6 p.m. Monday on the steps of Boise City Hall.


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