Suspect in Belton murder gets 20 years in prison - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Suspect in Belton murder gets 20 years in prison

Posted: Updated:
Suspect in Belton murder gets 20 years in prison Suspect in Belton murder gets 20 years in prison
SPOKANE, Wash. -

On Thursday, Kenan Adams-Kinard, one of the 17-year-old suspects accused of murdering 88-year-old Delbert Belton, spoke out in court during his sentencing. Adams-Kinard told the court that he is "remorseful" for his crime and "asks the Belton family for forgiveness everyday". A nephew of Delbert Belton's asked the court to "give this young man a second chance," referring to Kenan Adams-Kinard. Many Belton family members spoke about Belton's service after being wounded in Okinawa in World War Two and his "dedication" to his family.

On Thursday, Spokane County judge Annette Plese sentenced 17-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard to 20 years in prison. Adams-Kinard is one of two teens that were arrested for the beating and murder of 88-year-old Delbert Belton on August 22, 2013 in North Spokane. Demetrius Glenn, now also 17, awaits his trial, which is scheduled for March. A week before both teens were expected to go to trial, Adams-Kinard accepted a plea agreement that both prosecutors and his defense attorney had worked on. Adams-Kinard plead guilty to 1st degree murder, on January 7th, in exchange for all the lesser charges being dropped.

The sentence for Adams-Kinard comes 532 days after Belton's murder. Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell asked for a 240 month sentence, which is equal to 20 years, the minimum sentence. Defense attorney Derek Reid also asked the court for a 240 month sentence, to which the judge agreed. Kenan Adams-Kinard will also get credit for time served since his arrest in August of 2013.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • WATCH: Toy Story 4 trailer released

    WATCH: Toy Story 4 trailer released

    Monday, November 12 2018 11:49 AM EST2018-11-12 16:49:24 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Toy Story 4 is coming! Disney-Pixar released the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel on Monday. The new installment in the franchise was confirmed three years ago and last April it was confirmed the release would happen in the summer of 2019.

    >>

    KHQ.COM - Toy Story 4 is coming! Disney-Pixar released the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel on Monday. The new installment in the franchise was confirmed three years ago and last April it was confirmed the release would happen in the summer of 2019.

    >>
  • Lewiston man dies in hunting accident

    Lewiston man dies in hunting accident

    Monday, November 12 2018 4:26 PM EST2018-11-12 21:26:40 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Authorities say a north-central Idaho man died while hunting Sunday morning after accidentally shooting himself. The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Ryan S. Rigney of Lewiston was hunting near Soldiers Meadow Lake when he accidentally discharged his gun.

    >>

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Authorities say a north-central Idaho man died while hunting Sunday morning after accidentally shooting himself. The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Ryan S. Rigney of Lewiston was hunting near Soldiers Meadow Lake when he accidentally discharged his gun. The Lewiston Tribune reports emergency medical crews were sent to the rural location about 7:42 a.m. but lifesaving measures were unsuccessful and Rigney died at the scene.

    >>
  • Two Clarkston residents arrested arrested in connection with methamphetamine trafficking

    Two Clarkston residents arrested arrested in connection with methamphetamine trafficking

    Sunday, November 11 2018 9:33 PM EST2018-11-12 02:33:21 GMT

    After several months of investigation, detectives arrested two Clarkston residents in connection with methamphetamine trafficking as well as a third person for resisting arrest. 

    >>

    After several months of investigation, detectives arrested two Clarkston residents in connection with methamphetamine trafficking as well as a third person for resisting arrest. 

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

  • Spokane City Council defers vote on City Hall visitors proposal

    Spokane City Council defers vote on City Hall visitors proposal

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-11-13 03:44:47 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: On Monday, Spokane City Council deferred a vote on an ordinance that would allow visitors to City Hall to stay all day. Council deferred the vote for a month to work on the logistics of the proposal.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: On Monday, Spokane City Council deferred a vote on an ordinance that would allow visitors to City Hall to stay all day. Council deferred the vote for a month to work on the logistics of the proposal.

    >>
  • Retired Spokane Police captain seriously hurt in Costa Rica crash

    Retired Spokane Police captain seriously hurt in Costa Rica crash

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:31 PM EST2018-11-13 03:31:20 GMT
    Holly and Keith Cummings (Photo: GoFundMe)Holly and Keith Cummings (Photo: GoFundMe)

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A retired Spokane Police captain is fighting for his life in the hospital.   Keith Cummings and his wife Holly were on vacation in Costa Rica and got into a head-on crash with another truck on Friday. In an online fundraiser, their daughter, Rachel Durkin, said her mother is recovering in a hotel room with several facial fractures and a pelvic fracture.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A retired Spokane Police captain is fighting for his life in the hospital.   Keith Cummings and his wife Holly were on vacation in Costa Rica and got into a head-on crash with another truck on Friday. In an online fundraiser, their daughter, Rachel Durkin, said her mother is recovering in a hotel room with several facial fractures and a pelvic fracture.

    >>
  • Rathdrum man finds arrow lodged in car after drive to work

    Rathdrum man finds arrow lodged in car after drive to work

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:16 PM EST2018-11-13 03:16:55 GMT

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - "I heard a loud thud and it was louder than anything falling in my trunk, or at least I thought at the time," Alan Chatterton said. On his way to work last Thursday, Alan Chatterton thought it may have been a bolt that was loose on his suspension, or maybe it was something in his trunk that he was going through earlier that morning..

    >>

    RATHDRUM, Idaho - "I heard a loud thud and it was louder than anything falling in my trunk, or at least I thought at the time," Alan Chatterton said. On his way to work last Thursday, Alan Chatterton thought it may have been a bolt that was loose on his suspension, or maybe it was something in his trunk that he was going through earlier that morning..

    >>