Violent attack in Spokane, Washington leave 88-year old WWII Veteran dead
88-year old Delbert Belton survived World War II and a gunshot wound to the leg in the battle of Okinawa but was senselessly attacked in the parking lot of an Eagles Lodge in Spokane, Washington.
Belton, a WWII veteran and 33-year retired employee of Kaiser Aluminum, spent the last few years working on old cars, dancing and playing pool.
The attack on Belton is one in a string of random attacks that have been happening around the Spokane area. The two suspects, who’s photos have been released to the public, are both 16 years old. Police believe that Delbert’s attack was an attempted robery. Police found him in his car, with multiple bruises. He was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the attack.
One of the suspects turned himself into police Thursday night but Kenan D. Adams-Kinard is still at large. Adams-Kinard’s photo and name was released, even though he is a juvenile, because the local police consider him a threat to the community. “These are two individuals who for whatever reason went out on a given night to rob someone,” Police Chief Frank Straub said. “They robbed him, they beat him and they killed him.”
Written by Sarah on August 24th, 2013 | Tagged as: Popular Culture