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Latest Developments in the Delbert Belton Murder Case

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  • One year later: remembering murder victim Delbert Belton

    One year later: remembering murder victim Delbert Belton

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:25:44 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friday marked one year since World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was killed. On August 22nd, 2013, Belton was beat to death in his car, outside of Eagle's Lodge in the 6400 block of N. Lidgerwood Ave.One year after Belton's death, friends gathered outside Eagle's lodge to remember their friend.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- Friday marked one year since World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was killed. On August 22nd, 2013, Belton was beat to death in his car, outside of Eagle's Lodge in the 6400 block of N. Lidgerwood Ave.One year after Belton's death, friends gathered outside Eagle's lodge to remember their friend.
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  • Eagles Lodge plans to honor Delbert 'Shorty' Belton one year after his murder

    Eagles Lodge plans to honor Delbert 'Shorty' Belton one year after his murder

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:29:07 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On the night August 22nd, 2013, World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was found badly beaten inside his car outside the Eagles Lodge in north Spokane. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On the night August 22nd, 2013, World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was found badly beaten inside his car outside the Eagles Lodge in north Spokane. He later died from his injuries.Through their investigation, detectives named two teenagers as the prime suspects in the murder: Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn. INSIDE>>>|Previous Coverage|
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  • KHQ Obtains Several Hundred Pages Of Investigative Documents In The Murder Of WWII Veteran Delbert Belton

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

    Monday, May 12 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-05-12 16:21:57 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Shortly after the murder of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, KHQ requested the investigative documents through the public records law. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Shortly after the murder of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, KHQ requested the investigative documents through the public records law. INSIDE>>>|PHOTO: Evidence|AUDIO: 911 Tapes|VIDEO: KHQ Reports|>>
  • UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Arrested For Shooting; Brother Is Suspect In Belton Murder

    UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Arrested For Shooting; Brother Is Suspect In Belton Murder

    Friday, January 10 2014 1:35 PM EST2014-01-10 18:35:44 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Spokane police arrested 19-year-old Jahvory Kinard Thursday morning at a home on the lower South Hill. Police have charged Kinard with 1st degree robbery and 1st degree assault.>>
    KHQ.COM - Spokane police arrested 19-year-old Jahvory Kinard Thursday morning at a home on the lower South Hill. Police have charged Kinard with 1st degree robbery and 1st degree assault.>>
  • KHQ EXCLUSIVE: WWII Vets Family Responds To Death Threats: 'Stop The Hate!'

    KHQ EXCLUSIVE: WWII Vets Family Responds To Death Threats: 'Stop The Hate!'

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-11-21 04:54:01 GMT
    "It makes me sick to my stomach. It really does." Those were the words of Dana Belton, Delbert Belton's granddaughter.
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    "It makes me sick to my stomach. It really does." Those were the words of Dana Belton, Delbert Belton's granddaughter, when she learned that the Aryan Brotherhood has a bounty and death threat out for the two boys that police believe killed her grandfather.>>
  • Murder Suspect's Attorney Suppresses Case Documents After KHQ Public Records Request Filed With City Of Spokane

    Murder Suspect's Attorney Suppresses Case Documents After KHQ Public Records Request Filed With City Of Spokane

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-11-21 03:33:36 GMT
    Chris Phelps, the attorney for 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn, filed a motion to not release the investigation documents to the public until after he and his client have had a chance to review what the city aims to make public.>>
    Chris Phelps, the attorney for 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn, filed a motion to not release the investigation documents to the public until after he and his client have had a chance to review what the city aims to make public.  >>
  • VET BEATEN TO DEATH: Aryan Brotherhood Places Bounty In Case

    VET BEATEN TO DEATH: Aryan Brotherhood Places Bounty In Case

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 6:53 PM EST2013-11-19 23:53:26 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Two Spokane teenagers charged with beating a World War II veteran to death were targeted for retribution by the Aryan Brotherhood.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Two Spokane teenagers charged with beating a World War II veteran to death were targeted for retribution by the Aryan Brotherhood. The Spokesman-Review says court documents indicate the white supremacist prison gang placed a $10,000 bounty on the heads of the two young defendants.>>
  • Trial Pushed Back For Both Suspects In Beating Death Of WWII Veteran

    Trial Pushed Back For Both Suspects In Beating Death Of WWII Veteran

    Friday, October 18 2013 2:10 PM EDT2013-10-18 18:10:37 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The trial for Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn, both 16-years-old, was set for November 4th but has now been pushed back to March 17th. This decision was made on October 18th at their pre-trial hearing.
    Adams-Kinard's attorney is the one who pushed for delaying the trial.
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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The trial for Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn, both 16-years-old, was set for November 4th but has now been pushed back to March 17th. This decision was made on October 18th at their pre-trial hearing.
    Adams-Kinard's attorney is the one who pushed for delaying the trial.
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  • Teens Who Beat WWII Vet To Death In Court Today

    Teens Who Beat WWII Vet To Death In Court Today

    Thursday, October 17 2013 10:18 AM EDT2013-10-17 14:18:56 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two teenagers who investigators say beat a world war two veteran to death will be in court later today. Investigators say Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn were trying to rob 88-year-old Delbert Belton outside the Eagles Lodge in Spokane in late august. People at the scene said Belton's injuries were so severe, he was almost unrecognizable.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two teenagers who investigators say beat a world war two veteran to death will be in court later today. Investigators say Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn were trying to rob 88-year-old Delbert Belton outside the Eagles Lodge in Spokane in late august. People at the scene said Belton's injuries were so severe, he was almost unrecognizable.
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  • Vet Murder Suspect Possibly Writes Confession Letter

    Vet Murder Suspect Possibly Writes Confession Letter

    Friday, October 4 2013 12:59 PM EDT2013-10-04 16:59:22 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane County Prosecutor's office released a letter to KHQ Thursday in which the writer details the late August beating death of World War II veteran Delbert Belton.>>
    KHQ.COM - The Spokane County Prosecutor's office released a letter to KHQ Thursday in which the writer details the late August beating death of World War II veteran Delbert Belton. The letter appears be signed by Kenan Adams-Kinard, one of the two 16-year-olds that is accused of beating Belton to death on August 21st, 2013.
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  • SPOKANE VET BEATEN: New Court Documents Reveal Details About The Brutal Attack

    SPOKANE VET BEATEN: New Court Documents Reveal Details About The Brutal Attack

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-08-29 00:09:52 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Newly released court documents reveal what happened the night that a local veteran was beaten to death.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents released Wednesday unveil new details about what happened the night Delbert Belton was brutally attacked and details about the morning Kenan Adams-Kinard was taken into custody. READ MORE DETAILS INSIDE OF THE STORY>>>>
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  • VET BEATING: Kinard Claims Belton Was A Drug Dealer

    VET BEATING: Kinard Claims Belton Was A Drug Dealer

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 8:45 AM EDT2013-08-28 12:45:51 GMT
    KHQ.COM - On Tuesday Judge Debra Hayes increased the bond for Kenan Adams-Kinard from $2 million to $3 million.>>
    KHQ.COM - On Tuesday Judge Debra Hayes increased the bond for Kenan Adams-Kinard from $2 million to $3 million. The reason for the high bail amount was over concerns of public safety and says Kinard is flight risk and did not turn himself in. READ MORE DETAILS INSIDE OF THE STORY>>>
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  • Three Juveniles Charged With Rendering Criminal Assistance

    Three Juveniles Charged With Rendering Criminal Assistance

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-08-28 02:03:16 GMT
    The three teenagers who helped hide Kenan Adams-Kinard appeared in Spokane County Juvenile Court Tuesday. >>
    The three teenagers who helped hide Kenan Adams-Kinard appeared in Spokane County Juvenile Court Tuesday. Two of the teens are 17-years-old and one is 16-years-old, which means their names have not been released and their pictures cannot be show. No one knew where Kenan Adams-Kinard was hiding until early Monday morning.  >>
  • Delbert Belton's Sister On His Beating Death: 'It Just Makes Me Very Angry'

    Delbert Belton's Sister On His Beating Death: 'It Just Makes Me Very Angry'

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 9:16 PM EDT2013-08-28 01:16:00 GMT
    It's been a nightmare of a week for 78-year-old Alberta Tosh, after her older brother, Delbert Belton, 88, died after being brutally attacked while sitting in his car. >>
    It's been a nightmare of a week for 78-year-old Alberta Tosh, after her older brother, Delbert Belton, 88, died after being brutally attacked while sitting in his car. But now that a second arrest has been made in the case, it helps. "I had prayed already that morning that they'd find him, and they did," Tosh told KHQ's Kelsey Watts, on the arrest of Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16.>>
  • Delbert Belton's Friends Speak Out About His Death

    Delbert Belton's Friends Speak Out About His Death

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 8:48 PM EDT2013-08-28 00:48:16 GMT
    A memorial for Delbert "Shorty" Belton, 88, continues to grow outside the Eagles Lodge in North Spokane, where Belton was brutally beaten and left for dead last Wednesday night.

     
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    A memorial for Delbert "Shorty" Belton, 88, continues to grow outside the Eagles Lodge in North Spokane, where Belton was brutally beaten and left for dead last Wednesday night. "To think this could happen is beyond belief," Belton's neighbor Wes Ackaret said.  "It just destroys your heart and soul." If there is any good out of this terrible situation, his friends say it's the outpouring of support from the community.>>
  • Police Chief Responds To Belton Murder

    Police Chief Responds To Belton Murder

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 8:04 PM EDT2013-08-28 00:04:37 GMT
    Tuesday, as Kenan Adams-Kinard, the second suspect in the homicide of WWII veteran Delbert Belton appears in court, the Spokane Police Department continues to investigate this tragic incident.
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    Tuesday, as Kenan Adams-Kinard, the second suspect in the homicide of WWII veteran Delbert Belton appears in court, the Spokane Police Department continues to investigate this tragic incident and is working closely with prosecutors to ensure that justice is served.
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  • VET BEATING COURT DOCUMENTS: Both Murder Suspects Have Criminal Records

    VET BEATING COURT DOCUMENTS: Both Murder Suspects Have Criminal Records

    Tuesday, August 27 2013 2:10 PM EDT2013-08-27 18:10:12 GMT
    Court records show 16-year-old murder suspect Demetrius Glenn has a record dating back two years.>>
    Court records show 16-year-old murder suspect Demetrius Glenn has a record dating back two years. In the afternoon on September 29, 2011, Glenn was with a group in Rochester Park near Rowan and Magnolia in north Spokane. Documents say Glenn and the group of teenagers he was with surrounded and confronted another teenager because they saw a black bandana on the ground which they took as an act of disrespect.>>
  • Murder Suspect's Family Happy The Search Is Over

    Murder Suspect's Family Happy The Search Is Over

    Monday, August 26 2013 11:07 PM EDT2013-08-27 03:07:15 GMT
    Early Monday morning the second suspect, 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard, wanted in connection with the beating death of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, was taken into custody.>>
    Early Monday morning the second suspect, 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard, wanted in connection with the beating death of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, was taken into custody. Kenan's Uncle and Father say they are both happy the search for him is over and that he was taken into custody safely. The Kinard family had asked anyone who knew of Kenan's whereabouts to call them, so the family could turn him in. >>
  • Delbert Belton Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

    Delbert Belton Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

    Monday, August 26 2013 11:03 PM EDT2013-08-27 03:03:31 GMT
    The courtroom was packed Monday for the first appearance of 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn with friends and family of both Delbert Belton and Demetrius Glenn.>>
    The courtroom was packed Monday for the first appearance of 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn with friends and family of both Delbert Belton and Demetrius Glenn. There are a lot of emotions on both sides of this case, so extra security was added to the courtroom for the first appearance Monday. Judge Richard Leland kept bail set at what the state had recommended.>>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Family Of Accused Murderer Pleads For His Surrender

    EXCLUSIVE: Family Of Accused Murderer Pleads For His Surrender

    Sunday, August 25 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-08-25 18:33:05 GMT
    The family of 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard spoke only to KHQ Saturday as police continue to search for him in connection with the beating death of 88-year-old Delbert Belton.>>
    The family of 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard spoke only to KHQ Saturday as police continue to search for him in connection with the beating death of 88-year-old Delbert Belton. Both Kenan's father and uncle asked to remain anonymous to protect the safety of the family. Right now, both stress the need for Kenan to come forward and turn himself in to police. >>
  • Candlelight Vigil Held To Remember WWII Veteran, Delbert 'Shorty' Belton

    Candlelight Vigil Held To Remember WWII Veteran, Delbert 'Shorty' Belton

    Saturday, August 24 2013 1:47 AM EDT2013-08-24 05:47:33 GMT
    KHQ Local News Reporter Patrick Erickson was among at least a thousand people who attended Friday's candlelight vigil to honor WWII veteran Delbert 'Shorty' Belton. 

     
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    KHQ Local News Reporter Patrick Erickson was among at least a thousand people who attended Friday's candlelight vigil to honor WWII veteran Delbert 'Shorty' Belton. The crowd was filled with some of Shorty's good friends, and some people who didn't even know him, but wanted to come and pay tribute to an American hero whose life was tragically cut short when he was murdered while sitting in his car Tuesday night. >>
  • Local Law Enforcement Stretched Thin

    Local Law Enforcement Stretched Thin

    Friday, August 23 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-08-24 00:51:14 GMT
    Resources are stretched so thin for both the Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff's Office that Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says staffing levels are close to a public safety emergency level.>>
    Resources are stretched so thin for both the Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff's Office that Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says staffing levels are close to a public safety emergency level.>>
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  • Spokane County Sheriff's Office gets new helicopters thanks to donation

    Spokane County Sheriff's Office gets new helicopters thanks to donation

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:35:27 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- In mid-August the Spokane County Sheriff's office announced they're getting new helicopters. The new helicopters will replace the aging Air One chopper that the Sheriff's office uses right now. On Friday we got a first hand look at one of the two helicopters, which were donated by the U.S. Army and cost taxpayers nothing.>>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.- In mid-August the Spokane County Sheriff's office announced they're getting new helicopters. The new helicopters will replace the aging Air One chopper that the Sheriff's office uses right now. On Friday we got a first hand look at one of the two helicopters, which were donated by the U.S. Army and cost taxpayers nothing.>>
  • Gleason Fest 2014 set for Saturday, August 23rd

    Gleason Fest 2014 set for Saturday, August 23rd

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:57:35 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- You've been watching the ALS ice bucket challenges all week, but on Saturday, August 23rd, the mother of all ALS events is set to take place: Gleason Fest 2014. Named for Spokane native and former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, the event will be held in downtown Spokane at Division and Main.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- You've been watching the ALS ice bucket challenges all week, but on Saturday, August 23rd, the mother of all ALS events is set to take place: Gleason Fest 2014. Named for Spokane native and former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, the event will be held in downtown Spokane at Division and Main.>>