2nd Suspect Arrested In Murder Of WWII Vet Claims They Were Buying Crack From Victim –3 Others Also Arrested For Criminal Assistance
Followup to this story: 89 Yr Old White WWII Vet BEATEN to DEATH By 16 Yr Old Black Thugs,Security Photo of Suspects -UPDATES: 1 Suspect Charged! 2nd Suspect On The Run, Name & Photo, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Great Big Heavy FlashlightÃ¢â‚¬Â Weapon Of Choice
(KREM) –SPOKANE, Wash. — Police have arrested 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard less than a week after the alleged beating death of World War II veteran Delbert Belton.
Adams-Kinard is the second suspect along with 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn accused of killing 88-year-old Belton. Glenn is expected to have his first appearance in court on Monday, August 26th.
Authorities said Adams-Kinard was arrested just after 3:00 a.m. Monday morning in a basement apartment on West Montgomery Avenue and North Stevens Street without incident. Police charged him with First Degree Robbery and First Degree Murder warrants.
Police said three other arrests were made with Adams-Kinard for charges of rendering criminal assistance. Police said the other people arrested were also juveniles and were friends of Adams-Kinard. They face class B felonies.
Highly doubtful, but what difference would it make if true? NONE.
(NBC) –One of the teens charged with beating to death a World War II veteran allegedly claimed he was buying crack cocaine from the 88-year-old and the transaction turned violent Ã¢â‚¬â€ but cops said there is no evidence to support that.
The allegation was denounced as bizarre by victim Delbert Ã¢â‚¬Å“ShortyÃ¢â‚¬Â BeltonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s family and even dismissed by the defense lawyer for the other teen accused in the Spokane, Wash., case, which has drawn national attention.
An affidavit from prosecutors says that while he was on the run for four days, Adams-Kinard told two friends that the beating was the result of a drug deal gone bad. Police seized a letter signed with Adams-KinardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name that gave a similar account.
The letter said that after buying a Ã¢â‚¬Å“zip of crack cocaine from Shorty,Ã¢â‚¬Â the teens Ã¢â‚¬Å“proceeded to sock him.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I took his wallet and another ounce of crack from his pockets,Ã¢â‚¬Â the letter said, according to the court document. Ã¢â‚¬Å“He was unconscious so I made sure he was still breathing, and then I took off.”
The letter was purportedly an explanation the teen was writing to his mother, police said. [...]
Excuses, excuses, excuses…The craven murderous manimal is adding flagrant insult to fatal injury.