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WWII Veteran Beaten to Death in Botched Robbery

Delbert Belton

Delbert Belton

SPOKANE, Wash. — Delbert Belton was beaten to death during a botched robbery outside the Eagles Lodge.

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Police in Spokane, Washington, have arrested a second suspect in last week’s beating death of a World World II veteran.

Delbert Belton

Delbert Belton

Kenan Adams-Kinard was arrested about 3 a.m., according to police.

He is one of two 16-year-olds who police say brutally beat 88-year-old Delbert Belton during a botched robbery outside the Eagles Lodge on Wednesday night. Race was not a motive in the attack, police said.

Authorities named Adams-Kinard during the search for him even though he is a juvenile, saying “he represents … an actual danger to the community.” Authorities have not identified the other suspect, who was taken into custody last week.

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Police arrested one 16-year-old boy and are looking for another in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran this week, authorities said Friday.

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The arrested teen has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder. Police said they’re looking for the other suspect, named by police as Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16.

Police said the victim — Delbert Belton — was beaten and left for dead by two teens outside a lounge in Spokane where he loved to go play pool.

The motive appears to be robbery, police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said Friday.

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