Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 12, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Spokane teens enter not-guilty pleas in fatal beating of WWII vet

SPOKANE — Two 16-year-old boys are pleading not guilty in the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran in Spokane.

Demetruis Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard entered the pleas Thursday afternoon in separate appearances before Spokane County Superior Court Judge James Triplet.

The defendants said little else during their brief appearances.

They’re accused of beating Delbert “Shorty” Belton to death outside an Eagles Lodge on Aug. 22. He had survived being shot in the leg in 1945 in the battle for Okinawa.

The judge set November trial dates for each of the defendants, who are being tried as adults.

They remain in jail on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. They face up to life in prison if convicted.

Comments | More in General news, The Blotter

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►