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Demetrius Glenn sentenced to 16 years in prison

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Demetrius Glenn will be sentenced for the murder of Delbert Belton on Thursday Demetrius Glenn will be sentenced for the murder of Delbert Belton on Thursday
SPOKANE, Wash. - The second teenager who admitted to killing 88-year-old WWII veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton in August 2013 has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his part in the murder.

Glenn took a last minute plea deal earlier this month just prior to his trial beginning. 

Earlier this year, the other suspect, Kenan Adams-Kinard took a plea deal and will spend at least 20 years in prison. In exchange for pleading guilty, prosecutors dropped the other charges against Glenn and recommended a sentence of 16 years, plus time already served. On Thursday, Judge Plese agreed to the plea deal and sentenced Glenn to 16 years in prison. 

Glenn's sentencing is based on the 2012 Supreme Court ruling of Miller v. Alabama, which ruled it unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole. 

Glenn and Adams-Kinard were arrested just days after Delbert Belton was found severely beaten in his car in north Spokane in August 2013. Belton died from his injuries. 

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