A 16-year-old has been arrested in the wake of the devastatingly vicious, fatal beating of 88-year-old WWII veteran and retired alumnium company worker Delbert "Shorty" Belton. The teen is now in custody and has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Authorities in Washington state said last night that they are still searching for another teen who is suspected of being a part of the brutal murder.
Police Chief Frank Straub Jr. identified the teen as Kenan Adams-Kinard. Usually juveniles aren't named in cases like this, but Straub noted that it was necessary because "he represents ... an actual danger to the community."
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We're hoping that he surrenders. But, if not, I can assure the community that he'll be in custody pretty quickly.
Both the arrested suspect and Adams-Kinard have been arrested and convicted in the past, including on assault charges, Straub told CNN.
This whole series of events is incredibly disturbing and heartbreaking. With hope, this ongoing manhunt will lead to justice being served in the wake of this stomach-turning tragedy.
More details from CNN below ...