The man charged in the death of 10-year-old Breasia Terrell made his first court appearance Thursday as a murder suspect.
Dinkins has been charged with murder in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree — both Class A felonies with a maximum punishment of life in prison.
Dinkins is accused of shooting and killing Breasia, who disappeared last July.
Her body was found in a rural area near DeWitt in March.
No bond was set for Dinkins today — he has been in jail on unrelated charges since Breasia’s disapperance.
The judge set his next court hearing for May 10.