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Judge Releases Interview With Delbert Belton Caretaker

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SPOKANE, Wash. -
 It's been almost a year since WWII veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton was beaten to death. The two suspects, Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn are in the Spokane County Jail awaiting a trial date in August.
After nearly a year, a judge ruled on Tuesday to release an interview with Belton's caretaker Natalie Flom, who is the closest thing to a witness police have in the case.

There were claims by one of the murder suspects they were buying crack from Belton that night, but Flom denies Belton or his friends were ever involved in any drug deals.
 
Detectives questioned Flom for more than an hour nearly a month after Belton was murdered. Flom was meeting Belton at the Eagles Lodge the night he was beaten and was there moments after the beating.

In the interview released on Wednesday, detectives questioned Flom if she knew the two suspects, or even if her children knew them. She says she didn't.

When asked what she thought about the claims Belton was a crack dealer Flom said,  "Well I just think it's hilarious and I think he's got a good sense of humor so I know he's laughing right now. It's horrible too because it's bad enough they did what they did to him.

After reviewing the Natalie Flom interview we found no solid evidence Belton was involved in the drug trade.

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