KHQ Obtains Several Hundred Pages Of Investigative Documents In - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

KHQ Obtains Several Hundred Pages Of Investigative Documents In The Murder Of WWII Veteran Delbert Belton

Posted: Updated:
Demetrius Glenn (left) & Kenan Adams-Kinard (right) were arrested for the murder of Delbert Belton Demetrius Glenn (left) & Kenan Adams-Kinard (right) were arrested for the murder of Delbert Belton
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Shortly after the murder of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, KHQ requested the investigative documents through the public records law. One of the teenage suspect's Kenan Adams-Kinard, claims that Belton was a drug dealer and that he and Demetrius Glenn met Belton for a drug deal the night he was murdered.

Police have maintained that this was a random beating and murder.

After KHQ put in the request for the documents attorneys for Adams-Kinard and Glenn argued their release would hinder a fair trial. After the court agreed, a Spokane judge allowed attorneys time to look over the documents that would be released to the public. During that time attorneys were allowed to make objections to releasing certain parts of the case file.

After reviewing some of the 911 tapes and case documents, KHQ learned that several people called 911 a day after Belton's murder. Many people reported chatter on social media and local news sites of who the suspects may be. Another man called 911 to report he almost hit two black men with his car running across Division. Police have said Adams-Kinard and Glen ran from the crime scene after beating Belton to death.

Belton's death gained national attention as the sensational details of his murder spread.

KHQ found that Crime Stoppers received a tip from a person in Canada, and Texas from a woman to report she saw them on a flight in Arizona. Both Adams-Kinard and Glenn were arrested in Spokane several days after Belton's murder. Police say there is no indication they left the area.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Reversing the blindness: Spokane surgeon gives the gift of eyesight in Honduras

    Reversing the blindness: Spokane surgeon gives the gift of eyesight in Honduras

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:27:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One by one the patches are peeled away and the world comes back into focus. That’s been the experience for hundreds of Hondurans thanks to a Spokane surgeon whose mission is to restore eyesight in the small, Central American country. “It’s neat to see people that can see for the first time in years,” said Dr. Jon Haymore, an eye surgeon and MultiCare Rockwood. “It’s rewarding to us.” Haymore, his wife, and a team 

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - One by one the patches are peeled away and the world comes back into focus. That’s been the experience for hundreds of Hondurans thanks to a Spokane surgeon whose mission is to restore eyesight in the small, Central American country. “It’s neat to see people that can see for the first time in years,” said Dr. Jon Haymore, an eye surgeon and MultiCare Rockwood. “It’s rewarding to us.” Haymore, his wife, and a team 

    More >>
  • Domestic violence victim family spearheads movement to "end the silence"

    Domestic violence victim family spearheads movement to "end the silence"

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:24:29 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. -A family affected by domestic violence is working to end the silence. Tina Stewart was a mother of a two who police say was brutally beaten to death by her boyfriend, Nicholas Holden, the night before last Thanksgiving. Holden has since changed his plea to guilty to second-degree murder. Stewart’s family has worked tirelessly toward a solution to prevent this from happening to another family. Stewart’s uncle, Don Estes, says he hopes to see a registry of do...

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. -A family affected by domestic violence is working to end the silence. Tina Stewart was a mother of a two who police say was brutally beaten to death by her boyfriend, Nicholas Holden, the night before last Thanksgiving. Holden has since changed his plea to guilty to second-degree murder. Stewart’s family has worked tirelessly toward a solution to prevent this from happening to another family. Stewart’s uncle, Don Estes, says he hopes to see a registry of do...

    More >>
  • Human remains found in wooded area of Tacoma

    Human remains found in wooded area of Tacoma

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:17:49 GMT

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Human remains have been found in a wooded area below Stadium High School in Tacoma. The News Tribune reports the body's advanced state of decomposition made an immediate determination of gender, age and race impossible. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Shelbie Boyd says police received a call about the remains and had to use a ladder to reach the site which was heavily covered by blackberry vines. She says there was no obvious sign of the cause o...

    More >>

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Human remains have been found in a wooded area below Stadium High School in Tacoma. The News Tribune reports the body's advanced state of decomposition made an immediate determination of gender, age and race impossible. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Shelbie Boyd says police received a call about the remains and had to use a ladder to reach the site which was heavily covered by blackberry vines. She says there was no obvious sign of the cause o...

    More >>