88-year-old Okinawa vet beaten to death by two teens (VIDEO)


A World War II veteran was beaten to death in a parking lot in Spokane, Wash. on Wednesday night.



An 88-year-old World War II veteran died Thursday after he was brutally beaten by two teenagers in Spokane, Wash., apparently at random.

Spokane police have arrested a 16-year-old boy, who has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder. They are sill searching for a second 16-year-old boy, identified as Kenan Adams-Kinard.

Both boys were caught on camera before the violence on Wednesday night.

Delbert "Shorty" Belton was a retired aluminum company worker and veteran. He was shot in the leg in the 1945 Battle of Okinawa.

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He was discharged from the Army after the war.

He was in the parking lot of an Eagles lodge — an American fraternal organization and charity — where he is a member, when the attack occurred. He had apparently just arrived to play pool with a friend.

Belton was found by police in his car with serious head injuries.

Spokane is about 300 miles east of Seattle.