Henry Dinkins files motion to push trial back; prosecution resists

Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 4:43 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The man charged with killing a child in the Clinton area has filed a motion to push his trial back.

Henry Dinkins is charged with killing 10-year-old Breasia Terrell. Police found cleaning supplies and an ax with blood on it in the trunk of his car. Her remains were found in March of last year near DeWitt.

In March, Dinkins filed for a change of venue - citing too much pre-trial publicity. The motion was granted and the trial was moved to Linn County.

Now, Dinkins’ defense has filed a motion to push back his trial, citing the need for more time to review court documents and prep for the trial.

The prosecution has filed a resistance to this motion, saying a delay would “almost certainly cause the necessity for a new prosecution team on a very complex case” and that the passing of time “may affect the ability to locate witnesses as well as their memories of the event.”

If convicted Dinkins faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.