Second suspect arrested in WWII veteran beating death

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, the second suspect in the robbery and murder of 88-year-old WWII veteran Delbert Belton, was arrested just after 3 a.m. Monday in a basement apartment at 500 W. Montgomery in Spokane without incident.

Adams-Kinard was arrested on a first-degree robbery and first-degree murder warrant.

Police said Friday morning they’d arrested 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn in connecting to the killing, which occurred Wednesday.

>>> Graham Johnson is looking into the lives and background of Adams-Kinard and Glenn. Watch his report at 5 p.m. on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

The victim was beaten to death outside the Eagles Lodge in Spokane.

Police say they received a call about an assault at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and responded to find the victim sitting in his car with serious head injuries. The victim was taken to a hospital, and died Thursday morning.

Friends identified the victim as Delbert Belton, and say he was sitting outside the lodge when he was attacked.  

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub called the crime "very vicious."

Straub said Monday that the motive for the attack was robbery.

"Race was not a factor," he said.

"We have a group of very troubled young people not just in Spokane and across the country," Straub said. "We have a collective responsibility to see that our children don't end up in these situations."

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