Skip to comments.Police arrest one juvenile male in beating of 88-year-old (Spokane)WW2 veteran
Posted on 08/23/2013 8:53:08 AM PDT by llevrok
SPOKANE, Wash. Police said they arrested one juvenile male in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old WWII veteran Wednesday.
The suspect has been charged with first degree murder and first degree robbery. His name has not yet been released because of his age.
The other suspected killer is still on the loose.
The Spokane Police Department said in a press release officers responded to reports of an assault and found the victim in his car with serious head injuries on Wednesday evening. He later died in the hospital.
Authorities on Thursday released surveillance photos of the two suspects, who they describe as black males between the ages of 16 and 19.
Friends identified the victim as Delbert Belton, and say he was sitting outside a lodge for the Fraternal Order of the Eagles when he was attacked. He died in the hospital Thursday from head wounds.
KXLY-TV reports that Belton served in Army during World War II and was shot in the leg during the Battle for Okinawa. He was also a lifetime steelworker.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Spokane Police at 509-456-2233.
At 18, the war hero was on the beaches of Okinawa. How the character of this country has changed... :(
I play Bocce with some members of the local Eagles Club and they’re Local 7 Iron Workers. They would bend I-Beams around these punks necks in a knot.
He is a white African person (as in George Zimmerman being a white latino) ?
He fought to defend his country when it was worth defending.
Now his country has rotted so much that he was murdered.
Modern youth logic: When you can make more money on the dole than fighting on the beaches of Japan/Europe, why fight on the beaches?
I just can’t find words to explain my lack of understanding of how these yutes could beat an elderly man like that. I cannot imagine doing that, even if he was calling me a cracka.
Soon he’ll be asking to be called “Chelsea” and the Human Rights Campaign will rally to his aid.
His name has not yet been released because of his race. There, fixed it.
Just a random attack. Nothing to see here.
Gosh, if only there were some activities for these youth who are so bored. Like “late nigh basketball” or something.... /s
Did he say, “This one’s for Hirohito”?
An eye witness. They will have the second piece of shit soon.
I remember that, I guess these athletes didn’t get the memo.
I hear ya, let’s ban all mag flashlights, maybe we should think about making fists illegal. Oh what a great world we live in.
From a comment on the local CBS story:
I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the many great contributions of the Black community and their culture to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature make them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture.
Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Real Estate values are fueled by the influx of African Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nurturing of these communities, an example of all they have achieved by their enthusiasm for self improvement through hard work and a self-reliant can-do nature. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation.
Presently enriching the cities of Spokane WA, Chicago IL, Philadelphia PA, Washington D.C., St. Louis MO, New Orleans LA, Los Angeles CA, Flint MI, Baltimore MD, Pontiac MI, Gary Ind., Newark NJ, Cleveland OH, Atlanta GA, Richmond VA, Memphis Tn, Birmingham AL, Camden NJ; and let’s not forget Detroit, the tourism capital of the world!
Do you think they actually heard about that case?
I once worked with an ‘educated’ 25ish yo that thought people should die at 60 and get out of the way. He was quite serious in that belief.
No stretch to see how the human garbage sans his ‘education’ see them as prey.
And PFC MANNING claims his real name is Chelsea.