One Suspect In Custody After WWII Veteran Beaten To Death

88-year-old Delbert Belton 

 88-year-old Delbert BeltonUPDATE: Glenn will make his first appearance Monday on charges of 1st degree Murder and 1st degree Robbery in the death of Delbert Belton.
UPDATE: Glenn, one of the 16-year-old suspects in the Delbert Belton case, will be tried as an adult.
UPDATE: There’s been a discrepancy on how to spell Glenn’s first name. The County Clerk says that Glenn’s first name is spelled Demetrius. They’re working on changing court documents which has his first name spelled two different ways.
Kenan Adams Kinard
UPDATE: The second suspect police are looking for is identified as Kenan Adams-Kinard.

UPDATE: Court documents are spelling Glenn’s first name two different ways. We’re working on clarifying that for you.

TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Looking at Demetrius Glenn’s criminal history: malicious mischief 3rd,4th degree assault, driving w/o license. Glenn also had an issue involving “riot with a deadly weapon.”

BREAKING UPDATE FROM ALEX ROZIER: The 16-year-old arrested in the Delbert Belton case is identified as Demetrius Glenn, he’s facing 1st degree murder and robbery.

We’re told by juvenile court officials that if the court decides to charge Glenn as an adult then he may make his first appearance on Monday.

Glenn, as of now, is on the juvenile docket for today facing 1st Degree Murder and 1st degree Robbery.

Demetrius GlennThe other man police were/are searching for, was born in ’97, and our sources tell us he was suspected of driving a stolen vehicle overnight.

Both Glenn and the other suspect in this case have juvenile criminal history.

BREAKING NEWS: Major crimes investigators have just confirmed that one teenager has been arrested in the beating death of WWII veteran Delbert Belton. One suspect remains on the loose. Charges of 1st degree murder and 1st degree robbery pending.

At this hour we don’t know which of the suspects pictured has been caught, we are awaiting more details from Spokane Police.

UPDATE: Press Release From The Spokane Police Department:

Spokane Police release surveillance photos of persons of interest in the homicide of an 88 year old man, occurring in N. Spokane last night. Anyone with information about either of the suspects is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233. On 08-21-13 around 8:15pm Spokane Police responded to Eagles Lodge, 6410 N Lidgerwood on a call of an assault.

When officers responded they located a 88 year-old man in his car with serious injuries to his head. He was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Spokane Police are looking for two suspects in the incident. They are described by witnesses as young African American males of average build.

Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Check at 456-2233.
 
 by Dylan Wohlenhaus, KHQ Local News Reporter 
 
Source:  Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com.

One Comment on “One Suspect In Custody After WWII Veteran Beaten To Death”

  1. […] Police Chief Frank Straub held a brief press conference Friday about the investigation into the beating death of an Delbert Belton, 88. […]


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