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Suspected killer’s FB page gets a makeover

Suspected teen-age killer Kenan Adams-Kinard appears to be getting a digital makeover.

The boy's FaceBook page, which earlier this week featured divisive messages of support from friends and relatives, has been spruced up and apparently locked down.

The new cover photo shows Adams-Kinard with his basketball team and his new profile photo shows him in glasses and wearing a breast-cancer awareness cap. There's also baby photos and he's listed as currently living in “South Seattle,” though his hometown is still listed as Spokane.

Gone from public view are things like the linked rap video that features explicit lyrics critical of police and the criminal justice system, multiple postings referring to partying and drug use and messages from supporters urging him to stay strong and fight the charges.

Adams-Kinard and another 16-year-old boy, Demetruis Glenn, are accused of killing 88-year-old World War II veteran Delbert “Shorty” Belton during a robbery last week outside the Eagle's Ice Arena in north Spokane. They are charged as adults with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Adams-Kinard claims Belton was a drug dealer who had shorted him in a crack cocaine deal, which the retiree's friends and family members say is preposterous.

It's unclear who is making the changes to Adams-Kinard's FaceBook page, since he's being held at the Spokane County Jail in lieu of $3 million bond since being found by police Monday hiding in a friend's apartment. Glenn, who went by the nickname “D Money” and turned himself in to police last week, is being held in lieu of $2 million bond.

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