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Seattle Teen Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Murder Of World War II Veteran

| by Jonathan Constante
Kenan Adams-Kinard.Kenan Adams-Kinard.

One of the Seattle teenagers charged with the murder of an 88-year-old World War II veteran in August 2013 was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Feb. 5.

Kenan Adams-Kinard, 17, originally pleaded not guilty to the murder of Delbert Belton, who was known by locals as “Shorty.” Adams-Kinard changed that plea to guilty in January and said he has gone through a personal “metamorphosis” since his arrest.

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“For too long I’ve had resentment towards authority, towards guidance and ultimately towards the man in the mirror. But no longer,” Adams-Kinard said in a statement he prepared for the sentencing in Spokane County Superior Court.

Adams-Kinard went on to quote the Bible and Greek mythology. He also asked for forgiveness from the Belton family.

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"I apologize with the deepest sincerity I can muster, for what has become as a result of my actions," Adams-Kinard continued. "I am here today to accept full responsibility accountability and responsibility for my actions."

Belton was robbed and beaten outside of a Spokane fraternal lodge in August 2013. He died a day after the assault.

Belton’s family described the veteran as a patriot with a big heart.

Adams-Kinard and his alleged accomplice, Demetrius Glenn, had originally pleaded not guilty to the crime. They were both 16 years old at the time.

A judge sentenced Adams-Kinard to 20 years under the first degree murder plea. Adams-Kinard will serve his sentence in a juvenile facility until he is 21 and will be allowed to finish his education, the judge said.

Glenn is set to appear in court on March 2.

Source: The Huffington PostKREM / Photo Credit: Spokane Police Department Handout