SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say they have arrested one of two teens suspected of fatally beating an 88-year-old veteran of World War II.
Authorities say the two young men
approached Delbert Belton in his car Wednesday night outside an Eagles
Lodge as he was waiting for a friend. Belton was found by police with serious head injuries and died in the hospital Thursday.
On Friday morning, police arrested 16-year Demetrius Glenn, who is now facing 1st degree murder and robbery charges.
Juvenile court officials say that if the court decides to charge Glenn as an adult, then he may make his first appearance on Monday.
Police are still looking for the other 16-year-old involved in the murder, who has been identified as Kenan Adams-Kinard.
Adams-Kinard is black with brown eyes and black hair. He is about 5'10" and 174 pounds.
Both Glenn and Adams-Kinard in this case have juvenile criminal history.
Belton was born and raised in Spokane before he joined the Army. Friends say he was shot in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa, where thousands of American soldiers died. After the war, he spent 33 years working for Kaiser Aluminum, before retiring in 1982.