Kenan Adams-Kinard, Suspected WWII Veteran Killer, Arrested

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 26, 2013 Updated: August 26, 2013

Police have arrested Kenan Adams-Kinard, having searched for him in the five days following the death of WWII veteran Delbert Belton, 88, reports KREM-TV.  

Belton was beaten to death as he sat in his car parked outside of a lounge in Spokane, Wash., August 21. Adams-Kinard, who was born sometime in 1997, was identified publicly by the police even though he is a minor because he was deemed a danger to the community and finding him was a matter of urgency. 

The other suspect, 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn, turned himself into police on Friday and was charged with murder and robbery.

The suspected motive was robbery, Police Chief Frank Straub has said. The teens reportedly beat Belton to death with flashlights. 

“He didn’t drive a big fancy car. He didn’t dress in expensive clothes. He didn’t have a lot of money. He had very little money,” daughter-in-law Barbara Belton told CNN. “What did they think they were going to get from this man?”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.