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Henry Dinkins' Kidnapping and Murder Trial set for Tuesday

Davenport Police Department

On Tuesday, 51-year old Henry Dinkins of Davenport is set to go on trial in Cedar Rapids for killing a Davenport girl.

Three years ago, 10-year old Breasia Terrell was reported missing, and her body wasn't found until eight months later near DeWitt.

Breasia Terrell was 10 years old.

The day Breasia was reported missing, Dinkins was arrested for unrelated sex offender registration violations. Just days later, he was named as a person of interest in her disappearance.

In 2021, he was charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping after her body was found. At that time, he pleaded not guilty.

A Scott County judge and the Iowa Supreme Court granted Dinkins' request for a change of venue last year. So, the trial will be held in Linn County.

This Tuesday, jury selection is scheduled to begin. Both sides could give opening statements on Wednesday.

Rachel graduated from Michigan State University's J-School and has a background in broadcast and environmental journalism. Before WVIK, she worked for WKAR Public Media, Great Lakes Now, and more. In her free time, she likes to cook, hike, and hang out with her cat.