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What a plea deal could mean for Kenan Adams-Kinard

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Law Professor George Critchlow explained what a plea deal could mean for the sentencing of Kenan Adams-Kinard.  Adams-Kinard pleaded guilty to killing Delbert Belton, in exchange for his lesser charges of assault and theft being dropped. Critchlow says many cases end with negotiations like this one.


He said since there are two suspects in this case, part of the plea deal could include Kinard giving information about the other suspect, Demetrius Glenn.  Critchlow was very clear that he has no way of knowing if that is the case, but he explained why it could be.

"Sometimes there are arrangements where someone, as part of a deal to get a more lenient sentence, cooperates. That could include testifying against the co-conspirator," Critchlow told KHQ.

The other suspect's trial is due to begin January 12th, although now that Adams-Kinard is pleading guilty, that trial could be pushed back. 

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