(Phoenix) – Today, the office of Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell announced the indictment of Dave Jacuan Kahlil Dinkins (DOB 10/99)*. Dinkins is facing a total of four counts including first degree murder, a class one dangerous felony; kidnapping, a class two dangerous felony; arson of a structure, a class four felony; and abandonment or concealment of dead body, a class five felony.
The charges stem from an incident on March 21, 2023, when the defendant is accused of having restrained, killed, and then burned the body of a person living in the area known as ‘The Zone’, a homeless encampment west of downtown Phoenix.
“This indictment is indicative of the hard work that prosecutors in this office put on every case, every day,” said County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. “Bringing justice to victims, no matter the circumstances, is the mission of this office.”
*A charge in a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Dave Jacuan Kahlil Dinkins Indictment