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Bond lowered for co-defendant in WWII vet’s slaying

Kenan Adams-Kinard, 17, remains in custody on $1 million bond

A Superior Court judge on Friday lowered the bond for one of two teenagers charged with murder in the August beating death of a World War II veteran outside a north Spokane ice rink.

Kenan Adams-Kinard, 17, asked the court to lower bond on his criminal counts of murder and first-degree robbery. He has been held for nine months on $3 million bond pending an August trial date for his alleged role in the death of 88-year-old Delbert Belton.

Judge Annette Plese lowered that amount to $1 million on Friday due to Adams-Kinard’s permanent address in Spokane and two juvenile misdemeanor convictions. He remained in custody Friday.

Also jailed is 16-year-old Demetruis Glenn in connection with the slaying. Glenn surrendered to police and is being held on $2 million bond, according to jail records. Adams-Kinard was arrested at a friend’s apartment a few days after the alleged beating, and police have linked him to a letter in which it is claimed Belton cheated the two boys on a deal for drugs, prompting the violence.

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