Late Wednesday night, WWII veteran Delbert Belton was allegedly beaten to death by two black teenagers. He was 88-years-old. The teens are suspected of using their hands as weapons to kill Belton, who died from severe blunt facial and head injuries at a hospital in Spokane, Washington early Thursday morning. Belton was shot in the left leg during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945 and loved to play pool.
One suspect has been arrested, the other is still on the run. Both suspects have a previous criminal history. More from local KHQ:
The 16-year-old arrested in the Delbert Belton case is identified as Demetruis Glenn, he’s facing 1st degree murder and robbery.
We’re told by juvenile court officials that if the court decides to charge Glenn as an adult then he may make his first appearance on Monday.
Glenn, as of now, is on the juvenile docket for today facing 1st Degree Murder and 1st degree Robbery.
The other man police were/are searching for, was born in ’97, and our sources tell us he was suspected of driving a stolen vehicle overnight.
Both Glenn and the other suspect in this case have juvenile criminal history.
Before his murder, Belton was one of just 1.3 million surviving WWII veterans. President Barack Obama and Al Sharpton have failed to comment on the case.