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Second Teen Arrested In WWII Vet’s Beating Death


(Spokane, WA) Police in Spokane, Washington, have arrested a second suspect in last week’s beating death of a World World II veteran.

Kenan Adams-Kinard, is one of two 16-year-olds who police say brutally beat 88-year-old Delbert Belton last Wednesday night.

At this time, police do not believe race was not a motive in the attack according to CNN.

The teens are black and Belton is white.

Authorities named Adams-Kinard during the search for him even though he is a juvenile, saying “he represents … an actual danger to the community.”

Authorities have not identified the other suspect, who was taken into custody last week.

Police found Belton on the ground in the parking lot outside the lodge, where he had been waiting for a friend to pick him up to go bowling.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office determined he died of blunt facial and head injuries.

Belton, a retired aluminum company worker, was wounded during a battle on the Pacific Ocean island of Okinawa while fighting in World War II.

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