IA BREASIA TERRELL: Missing from Davenport, IA - 10 July 2020 - Age 10 *Found Deceased**ARREST*

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Davenport Police need help locating missing child

The Davenport Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing child.

Breasia Terrell, 10, was last seen in the 2700 block of East 53rd Street in the early hours of July 10.

Davenport Police conduct investigation of missing 10-year-old girl at Credit Island

Davenport Police are searching for a missing 10-year-old girl by the name of Breasia Terrell.

The last time anyone saw her was this morning on E. 53rd St., near Lorton Avenue.

She has been reported missing since around 3 a.m. and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops.

Early Friday night, around 4:30 p.m., police brought their search to Credit Island at the family’s request.

They say this was a frequent fishing spot for Terrell and her family.

Police were joined by the Davenport Fire Department in this investigation.

Crews brought out a boat, used sonar equipment and took pictures of the area, looking for any signs of Terrell’s whereabouts.



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MEDIA - BREASIA TERRELL: Missing from Davenport, IA since 10 July 2020 - Age 10
 
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Suspect in missing 10-year-old Iowa girl’s death pleads not guilty​

An Iowa man charged in the killing of a 10-year-old girl who was missing for nine months before her remains were found in a DeWitt pond has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Henry Dinkins pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Scott County District Court.
 

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A trial date tentatively has been set for a 48-year-old suspect in the death of a missing Davenport girl.

Henry Dinkins, of Davenport, remains in custody in Clinton County Jail for Scott County proceedings. He is accused of killing 10-year-old Breasia Terrell on or about July 10, 2020.

Dinkins pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and kidnapping in court documents filed Wednesday .

He has demanded the right to a speedy trial. Pretrial conferences are scheduled for July 2 in Scott County Court and a jury trial is tentatively set for July 12. almost a year to the day after the girl disappeared. The trial may be rescheduled at the pretrial conference, court documents say.
 

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A trial date tentatively has been set for a 48-year-old suspect in the death of a missing Davenport girl.

Henry Dinkins, of Davenport, remains in custody in Clinton County Jail for Scott County proceedings. He is accused of killing 10-year-old Breasia Terrell on or about July 10, 2020.

Dinkins pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and kidnapping in court documents filed Wednesday .

He has demanded the right to a speedy trial. Pretrial conferences are scheduled for July 2 in Scott County Court and a jury trial is tentatively set for July 12. almost a year to the day after the girl disappeared. The trial may be rescheduled at the pretrial conference, court documents say.
If the trial does get delayed, what does that mean to the charges he's facing? I'm not saavy with Iowa's criminal code so any help would be appreciated.
 

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If the trial does get delayed, what does that mean to the charges he's facing? I'm not saavy with Iowa's criminal code so any help would be appreciated.
Because he's demanded a speedy trial?
It looks like, if the judge determines that there is GOOD CAUSE for the delay, such as his attorney's cannot provide an adequate defense in that time frame, it would be fine.


Good info here:

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Second, after an indictment is filed, Iowa law requires that a defendant is brought to trial within 90 days. If the trial does not occur within 90 days, the court must dismiss the charges unless the defendant affirmatively waives the right to a speedy trial or there is good cause for the delay.

However, defendants cannot intentionally, or even unintentionally, cause their own delays to their trial such that the speedy trial deadline is violated. Where time to trial is delayed because a defendant files numerous motions, obstructs the gathering of evidence, or for any other reason, this will not count against the 90-day speedy trial deadline—those delays stop the clock for those periods of time.

Finally, in Iowa, even if a defendant waives his or her right to a speedy trial, all trials must be brought within one year of when the defendant is arraigned by the court. Again, the state may only circumvent this deadline for good cause shown.
 

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Yeah that 90 days isn't gonna happen. Waived the right to a speedy trial. Pushed back 7 months.

Dinkins trial set for Valentine’s Day, 2022​

The jury trial for a 48-year-old suspect in the death of a missing Davenport girl is set to begin on Valentine’s Day, 2022.

Judge Henry Latham has been assigned to the trial that will begin Monday, Feb. 14, and last for about two weeks.

Other court proceedings are scheduled for Jan. 25 and Feb. 9, 2022.

Dinkins has waived his right to a speedy trial, court documents say.
 

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Breasia Terrell murder: Warrants detail what happened the night the 10-year-old girl disappeared​

Warrants returned to the Scott County Court Tuesday outline a timeline of what happened the night Breasia disappeared, and how the investigation proceeded until her remains were found.


His son and Breasia were to spend the night in Dinkins' E. 53rd Street apartment the night the girl disappeared. Dinkins' girlfriend, Andrea Culberson, was there, too.

Culberson told investigators the three were in the apartment when Culberson fell asleep between 11 p.m. and midnight. She woke up around 3 a.m. and found Dinkins and Breasia gone.

Surveillance video from those hours show a red Chevy Impala, matching the description of a car that Dinkins was known to have access to, drove to and from a motor home on Schmidt Road, Davenport. The motor home is registered to Dinkins' sister and is the address he used on the sex offender registry.

The Impala went to the trailer at 2:13 a.m., then left, heading south, at 2:29 a.m. The car returned at 2:31 a.m. and left again, heading to Credit Island at 2:49 a.m.

Culberson said she tried to call Dinkins at 3 a.m., but he’d left his cell phone in the apartment.

At approximately 3:31 a.m., Dinkins is seen getting out of the Impala on a surveillance camera at a Kwik Shop in Davenport. It was also seen on multiple surveillance cameras early that morning heading north to Clinton County, Iowa, and within the city limits of Clinton.

At 7:04 a.m. Dinkins was on store surveillance video buying two bottles of bleach at a Walmart in Clinton, leaving the store at 7:09 a.m.

A little after 7 a.m., Culberson texted Dinkins, asking where he was. He came home later that morning, picked up his cell phone and left, saying he was going to look for Breasia. He called 911 sometime in the morning of July 10, and at noon, Dinkins arrived at the police station in the Impala.


Dinkins’ 8-year-old son, Breasia's half-brother, told police he went to Credit Island with his dad the morning of July 10. They also went to the motor home, where his dad pulled out a big knife and wiped it down with bleach. He then put the knife in the trunk of the Impala and the pair returned to the trailer.

Nearby video verified the boy was with Dinkins at the trailer. With that confirmed, police sought a second warrant on the motor home and found a machete on top of the refrigerator that matched the description the boy had given.
 

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Detectives found cleaning supplies, ax in trunk of Breasia Terrell murder suspect's car​

Search warrants released this week offer more information about what allegedly happened July 9, 2020 — the night Breasia Terrell went missing in Davenport.

Criminal complaints filed at that time said that in the early hours of July 10 Dinkins, a 48-year-old convicted sex offender, kidnapped Terrell and shot her to death. He's charged with first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping, each of which carries mandatory sentences of life in prison.
 

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