Second Suspect Arrested in WWII Vet’s Death
(CNN) — Police in Spokane, Washington, have arrested a second suspect in last week’s beating death of a World World II veteran.
Kenan Adams-Kinard was arrested about 3 a.m., according to police.
He is one of two 16-year-olds who police say brutally beat 88-year-old Delbert Belton during a botched robbery outside the Eagles Lodge on Wednesday night. Race was not a motive in the attack, police said.
Authorities named Adams-Kinard during the search for him even though he is a juvenile, saying “he represents … an actual danger to the community.” Authorities have not identified the other suspect, who was taken into custody last week.
Police found Belton on the ground in the parking lot outside the lodge, where he had been waiting for a friend to pick him up to go bowling.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office determined he had died of blunt facial and head injuries.
Belton, a retired aluminum company worker, was wounded during a battle on the Pacific Ocean island of Okinawa while fighting in World War II.
He was affectionately known to friends as “Shorty” because of his diminutive height.
“He was awesome,” Lillian Duncan told The Spokesman-Review newspaper. “Anybody that didn’t get to know him missed out on a wonderful angel in their life.”
By CNN Staff
CNN’s Chuck Johnston and Mayra Cuevas contributed to this report.