Trial set for the murder of Shelly Kinter, family creates memorial fund
YAKIMA, Wash. -- The family of the Yakima woman brutally murdered is speaking out as a man is formally charged with her murder. The family of Shelly Kinter has created a memorial fund in Kinter's honor and they plan to donate the money to causes that were close to her heart.
The family said they plan to be there every step of the way as Aaron Briden goes through the court system. Briden is charged with first degree murder. Detectives believe Briden picked-up Kinter at random sometime in the early morning hours of October 20th, attacking her and dumping her naked body in a Yakima alleyway.
Kinter's brother said the memorial fund is a way of honoring his sister.
"Help people that are in the same programs she was and everything she loved to do, you know, helping other people is what she loved to do, so that's what we want to do for her," said Robert Allen, Jr.
Allen said the family is greatful for the surge of community support and the quick action taken by the Yakima Police Department.
Briden's bail is set at $750,000 and the trial is scheduled for December 14th. He pled not guilty to the charge in court Wednesday.
If you'd like to donate to the Shelly Kinter Memorial Fund go to the Bank of America Union Gap branch.