(NEWSER) – One of the two Spokane teens charged withbeating an 88-year-old WWII vet to death claims they committed the alleged attack after the victim ripped them off in a drug deal. Police say they found a letter written by Kenan Adams-Kinard; in it, the 16-year-old reportedly says he and Demetrius L. Glenn, also 16, were buying crack from Delbert "Shorty" Belton when Belton shorted them and things turned violent; Belton was found with serious head injuries. But friends of Belton deny that it's even a possibility. "Shorty never did no drugs," says one, who accused the teens of "smearing his name," the AP reports.
Posted Wednesday, August 28th 2013 @ 7am by Ruth Brown, Newser Staff