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Convicted killer Demetruis Glenn may be getting married behind bars

Demetruis Glenn, the teenager sentenced to 16 years in prison for the murder of World War II veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton, may be planning a wedding behind bars.

Glenn, 18, received a Spokane County marriage license on Oct. 9.

The license says he intends to marry Felicia N. Glenn, 28, an apartment manager in western Washington. She declined to answer questions about her relationship with Demetruis Glenn when reached by phone Monday morning.

Glenn was sentenced in March in the 2013 killing of Belton. He and co-defendant Kenan Adams-Kinard both pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. 

He is serving his sentence at Green Hill School, a juvenile facility in Chehalis run by the Washington Department of Social and Health Services, and will be transferred to an adult prison when he turns 21.

Chris Wright, a DSHS spokesman, said Glenn is allowed to get married at Green Hill and would presumably have to hold the ceremony during normal visitation hours.

He said Glenn is the first person in recent memory to consider getting married at a DSHS facility.

“It’s pretty rare in the juvenile facilities,” he said.

When asked if Glenn has made specific plans to get married or discussed his intentions with Green Hill staff, Wright said he couldn't comment on individual cases.

The marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date of issue. 


Rachel Alexander
Rachel Alexander came to the Spokesman-Review in 2014 after working for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. She covers social services, health and science for the City Desk and writes a monthly data-focused column, Know Spokane.

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