The fugitive teenager wanted in connection with the brutal murder of an 88-year-old Spokane WWII veteran has been arrested this morning after a four-day man-hunt.
Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, is the second teen to be arrested for the murder of Delbert Belton, who was beaten to death with flashlights in a random attack in a bar parking lot where he had arrived to play pool on Wednesday.
The teen was arrested on a 1st degree robbery and 1st degree murder warrant and was brought into custody by Spokane police to join fellow suspect, 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn, who was arrested on Thursday.
Several other people found with Adams-Kinard have been arrested for rendering criminal assistance to the teen during his time in hiding.
He was found in a basement apartment at 500 West Montgomery in Spokane and arrested without incident at 3.00 a.m. according to KHQ.Com.
Prior to his arrest, the family of Kenan had urged him to come forward and turn himself over to the police.
‘He’s out there and if anybody knows where he’s at or something, they really need to contact the family because we are trying to bring him in,’ said Kenan’s Dad, who wished to remain anonymous.
‘We don’t want this prolonged, we really need to get this over with and get through with this and find out what’s really the situation, of really, what happened in this tragedy.’
Rather than a random murder, Kenan’s uncle said that he believed there was another side to the murder which has not been heard.
‘They are building it like these kids just went and beat up an old man, which it didn’t occur like that, but it is all going to come out,’ Kenan’s Uncle said to KHQ.Com.
Last Thursday night, police arrested Demetrius Glenn, 16, in connection to the slaying of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, who was savagely beaten with flashlights in the parking lot of his regular bar in Spokane on Wednesday.
Belton, who was shot in the leg during the pivotal battle of the Pacific campaign, passed away from serious head injuries Thursday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in the city.
Police told Belton’s daughter-in-law, Bobby, that he was beaten with heavy flashlights in the assault which left him bleeding ‘from every part of his face’.
Witnesses to the attack said that Belton, who was going to play pool, was outside the Eagles Lodge at around 8pm when two male suspects set upon him.
A friend said the veteran had just pulled up and was waiting for a female friend so she didn’t have to walk in alone.
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