Sirens & Gavels

Accused murderer of WWII veteran wants a later trial

Delaina Duran, 10, of Spokane, places a ring she made of Play-Doh on a memorial erected in memory of Delbert Belton during a vigil on Friday at the Eagles Lodge. (Tyler Tjomsland)
Delaina Duran, 10, of Spokane, places a ring she made of Play-Doh on a memorial erected in memory of Delbert Belton during a vigil on Friday at the Eagles Lodge. (Tyler Tjomsland)

From the day they were arrested, it seems the two teenagers suspected of beating and murdering an 88-year-old World War II veteran have had different ideas about how the trial should go.

Demetruis Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard, both 16, were arrested in August for the brutal beating death of Delbert "Shorty" Belton.  Glenn turned himself into police two days later. Adams-Kinard, however, kept running, police said. He was eventually found hiding in a friend's basement three days after Glenn was arrested.

According to motions filed in court, Adams-Kinard is now trying to push the trial date off. Adams-Kinard filed a motion Tuesday requesting that the Nov. 4 trial date be continued, and will appear in court Thursday on the matter.

Glenn, however, is ready for the trial to begin and is not interested in continuing the trial, according to the motion.

However, prosecutors want the two tried together, and have filed a motion to join their cases. If a continuance is approved, it will be approved for both Glenn and Adams-Kinard, according to the motion.

We'll find out Thursday at 9 a.m. if the trial date will be pushed back.




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