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August 26, 2013 - 7:10 am

A second arrest has been made in the beating death of Delbert “Shorty” Benton.

SPOKANE, Wash. – Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, the suspect in the robbery and murder of 88-year-old, WWII veteran, Delbert Belton, was arrested just after 3am Monday morning in a basement apartment at 500 W. Montgomery in Spokane without incident.

Good investigative work and follow up on dozens of tips led to the apprehension of the suspect 4 days after the initial incident.

Last week, Spokane police arrested another 16 year old in connection with the brutal killing. Both will be charged with 1st degree robbery and 1st degree murder.

Benton served in World War II and was wounded in the Battle of Okinawa. His killing during the course of an apparent robbery became a national story in the wake of the Oklahoma murder of Chris Lane. Actor James Woods was among the first to draw national attention to Benton’s murder.

No firearms were used in the murder. The two teens apparently beat the veteran to death with flashlights.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Two 16-year-olds viciously beat a helpless elderly man to death, but they'll be back on the street before they're 21, and you can bet they'll be a lot more vicious than they are now. More innocent people will suffer because of them; better to put animals like these down as soon as they're identified.
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Justice for Delbert.
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uneducated socially inept POS's of African decent- scream racist all day on with Trayvon but facts are facts- blacks commit 100 times more crimes than whites, Mex, Asians even Muslims that came to USA - one black preacher said it truthful when he said if the whites left the USA the blacks would destroy the US in 5 years, then after Katrina he corrected himself & said it would be accomplished in 6 months
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