Sentencing for teen who beat WW2 veteran to death in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A teen who beat a World War II veteran to death during a robbery is scheduled for sentencing Thursday in Spokane.

Seventeen-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard faces a standard sentence to 20 to 27 years in prison.

He pleaded guilty last month to a murder charge in the August 2013 attack on Delbert Belton. The 88-year-old known as "Shorty" survived the battle of Okinawa but was killed outside a bar.

KREM-TV reports the second teen accused in the attack, Demetrius Glenn, is scheduled for a hearing Thursday afternoon on a possible plea deal.

Belton returned to Spokane after World War II and spent decades working at Kaiser Aluminum before retiring.


Information from: KREM-TV,