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Iowa Sex Offender Charged with Murdering His Son’s 10-Year-Old Half-Sister

Press Briefing — May 5, 2021 @ 9 a.m.

A sex offender in Scott County, Iowa was charged on Wednesday with killing a 10-year-old woman. Henry Earl Dinkins, 48, was in prison when he had been accused of murdering comparative Breasia Terrell.
Police were mum about the details in a press conference, together with Scott County Attorney Mike Walton stating they couldn’t speak about the outcome of the investigation in detail due to the pending case. Having said that, investigators did assert that Dinkins took Terrell from a house last July 10, 2020, also fatally shot her. In reacting to reporter inquiries, the prosecutors stated that the suspect is the sole person charged, and the investigation is ongoing.
Davenport police Captain Brent Biggs voiced sympathy for Breasia’s mother Aisha Lankford.
“We cannot imagine the despair and pain that she needs to encounter, and our ideas and our prayers stay with her and Breasia’s family,” he said.
Cops have stated that Terrell was seen in the 2700 block of 53rd Street through the early hours of last July 10. A hunt for her arrived in a tragic ending. Davenport police chief Paul Sikorski announced on March 31 that Clinton County Sheriff’s Department officers contacted his department remains found near the city of DeWitt. An autopsy has been performed. It had been Breasia.

Dinkins immediately turned into a person of interest. Police did not need to look far. The suspect was at the Scott County Jail in an alleged sex offender registry breach; he had been arrested the same day Terrell went lost.
It has been noted that Terrell had gone missing in the flat Dinkins shared with his new girlfriend.
Dinkins is the father of Breasia’s half-brother.
The defendant remains in the Scott County jail after being hammered for months about a $25,000 bond. He’s got no bond in the murder case. His existing attorney in the matter involving the sex offender registry, Jack Dusthimer, declined to comment on the merits of this new situation when Law&Crime reached out. However, he stated he wouldn’t represent the suspect in the murder and kidnapping situation and didn’t know who’d. Records reveal no attorney listed in the subject at the time of this report.
As stated by the Iowa sex offender registry, the suspect, who had been 17 at the time of offense, was convicted in 1990 of sexual abuse in the third level. Authorities recognized the child for a woman, but didn’t specify her age, just giving a statutory selection of”0-13.”
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