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Family speaks out at Kenan Adams-Kinard's sentencing

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Kenan Adams-Kinard sentenced to 20 years for death of Delbert Belton; family speaks out Kenan Adams-Kinard sentenced to 20 years for death of Delbert Belton; family speaks out
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“This young man, Adams-Kinard, in my eyes, has stepped up to the plate. He has made his plea, and answered to the charges given, with no argument to the crime. While he is yet in juvenile detention, and given time to work on his personal life, I am asking the court to give this young man a second chance to become the man that God originally called him to be.” Those were the words spoken by Delbert Belton's nephew, Ian Day. Day told the court that his uncle was a “good man,” who was “loved by many,” but then quoted scripture about forgiveness. He spoke today at the sentencing for Kenan Adams-Kinard, who pleaded guilty to beating 88-year-old Delbert Belton to death a year and a half ago.

Adams-Kinard also spoke at his sentencing, saying he was addressing both his family and Belton's family. “For many nights I have wept, and have hardly slept because of the shame and guilt, which have been heavy on my soul for quite some time,” he said.

Adams-Kinard's mother, Tracy Adams, also spoke out, asking Judge Annette Plese for “mercy” for her son. “People that know Kenan, know that he is a good kid, with a sweet spirit,” she said. “As his mother, no one knows how I'm feeling right now. Standing here today is a place I never thought I would be standing.”

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