Teen suspect to be charged as adult in murder of WWII vet
Updated On: Aug 23 2013 02:22:14 PM CDT
A juvenile arrested in connection with the murder of 88-year-old Delbert Belton will be charged as an adult on counts of First Degree Murder and First Degree Robbery.
16-year-old Demetrius Glenn was arrested Thursday night just before midnight in connection with the murder. He is being held in juvenile detention.
Glenn will make an appearance at 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
Delbert "Shorty" Belton was attacked by two males outside the Eagles Lodge Wednesday night and passed away Thursday morning.
Police say the second suspect is still at large.
A report from the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office says Belton died of blunt facial and head injuries.
A candlelight vigil will be held for Belton outside the Eagles Lodge Friday night at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join friends and family to honor Delbert "Shorty" Belton.
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