“Drug deal gone bad” is the claim made by Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius L. Glenn, the alleged killers of 88-year-old Delbert "Shorty" Benton in Spokane, Wash., last week.
In information released by authorities yesterday, the two teenagers who have been arrested in connection with the savage beating death of the World War II veteran, now claim he “shorted” them on a sale of crack cocaine.
According to KOMO News.com, the claim was made in a letter authorities found after the arrest of the second teenager, Adams-Kinard, Monday morning.
Kenan Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn are both 16 and each has a long history with local police and the criminal system.
Born and raised in Spokane, Wash., “Shorty” Benton had no known criminal record at the time of his brutal beating death outside the Eagles Lodge last Wednesday.
Bail has been set at $3 million for Adams-Kinard, due to flight-risk concerns. He is being held at the Spokane County Jail. Bail for Glenn was set at $2 million. He remains at the local juvenile detention facility.
The alleged killers will be tried as adults.
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