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Guilty plea in killing of WWII vet scheduled for Wednesday

Kenan Adams-Kinard’s guilty plea in the 2013 murder of World War II veteran Delbert Belton has been rescheduled for Wednesday.

Adams-Kinard is expected to plead guilty Wednesday before Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza in exchange for having other charges against him dropped.

Adams-Kinard and Demetruis Glenn, both now 17, are charged as adults in connection with the slaying, which drew international attention. The teenagers’ cases are being handled in the county’s juvenile court facilities.

Belton was found severely beaten and left for dead the evening of Aug. 21, 2013, in the parking lot of a Spokane ice rink, where he’d been waiting for a friend. He died the following day at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Adams-Kinard and Glenn were scheduled to face trial together on Jan. 12.


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