Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Family Of Accused Murderer Pleads For His Surrender
Posted on 08/25/2013 2:23:26 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
The family of 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard spoke only to KHQ Saturday as police continue to search for him in connection with the beating death of 88-year-old Delbert Belton.
Both Kenan's father and uncle asked to remain anonymous to protect the safety of the family. Right now, both stress the need for Kenan to come forward and turn himself in to police.
"He's out there and if anybody knows where he's at or something, they really need to contact the family because we are trying to bring him in," Kenan's Dad said. "We don't want this prolonged, we really need to get this over with and get through with this and find out what's really the situation, of really, what happened in this tragedy."
The family says they want this all to come to an end as quickly as possible.
"We wish we could find him right now, I wish he'd come forward to his family, so we can bring him in because we have love for you Kenan," Kenan's Uncle said. "You're not a bad kid, we know this, this is your uncle talking and I love you man. But, I ask for you to reach out and contact your family because everybody is concerned."
According to the family, they do not think this was a random attack. Instead, they say there is a side to the story we are not hearing.
"They are building it like these kids just went and beat up an old man, which it didn't occur like that, but it is all going to come out," Kenan's Uncle said.
His uncle also thinks something must have happened that has yet to come out, saying his nephew is not a violent person. Other family members say Kenan was a good kid, who played sports and was well liked in school.
Kenan's Dad says the family cannot believe this happened and want him to know they still love him and need him to come forward.
"We just don't know what went wrong, you know, for Kenan to go through that or whatever happened," Kenan's Dad said. "We don't know and we haven't had a chance to talk to him really and that's true, we haven't. I know he's scared to death out there."
Since the attack, his family says they have been getting threats and are worried that if Kenan does not turn himself in, those will continue.
"It's like a domino, everybody is hurt behind this," Kenan's Uncle said. "You're not a bad kid, turn yourself in, come to us, so we can bring you in before you get hurt out there."
Again, the family just wants Kenan to turn himself in and says they are looking for answers along with the rest of the community.
"There's no way I would let my Kenan be out there like that," Kenan's Dad said. "I would take him in [to police] because I understand, I know there a lot of people that are very angry, very angry, and they could take his life."
The family also expressed condolences to Delbert Belton's family and friends, saying this is something that should never happen to anyone.
At this time, 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard is wanted for first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. His dad is asking for Kenan or anyone who knows where he is to call the family, so they can turn him in to police safely.
The other suspect, Demetrius Glenn, is expected to make his first appearance in court as an adult Monday afternoon.
the uncle is full of sh1t. he IS a bad kid. Murder is what BAD people do.
not a “bad kid” my ass.
Hang them all. Families included.
Sorry. Ain’t shedding a tear for this juvenile POS - no matter WHAT the ‘back story.’
Yes. Even IF the ‘back story’ is, ‘Not Enough Hugs.’
We need to bring back the wanted dead or alive posters so these idiots will seek police out for protection.
ever notice when blacks commit violent crimes and murder, their mantra is “we just don’t know what happened, if it’s true” but when it’s a rare white on black incident, that mantra somehow gets tossed and they’ve already convicted the accused?
Man it must be nice living with double standards and no one calling you on it.
Sooooo, the uncle and the father thinks there was a REASON to beat up and KILL the old man......yeah....he’s WHITE...that’s the backstory, dad. Your son is such a good kid.
Um hmm.....other than being a SOB murdering thug, he’s a fine human being.
Try them as adults.
“If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.”
Backstory....the old man looked at him with fear.
When my cousin beat an old man to death with a baseball bat, my family didn’t cry to the news about him being a good boy going though tough times. In fact, there were a couple in the family who would have been more likely to make him disappear.
Backstory could be the thugs were doing the black ‘knockout’ game.
They want him to turn himself in so he isn’t shot being taken in. After all, he’s a teen, maybe he’ll get a reduced penalty (it looks like they’ll try him as an adult, so the juvie bypass won’t be available.) No death penalty for those under 18, even if they do hit the sentencing jackpot of life.
Most likely you're right, but for now I'd still allow for at least the possibility that the uncle is saying what LE is telling him to say in order to bring the little thug in.
It is so cliched that anytime anyone says someone is not a bad kid, it means he is a cold blooded killer.
I’ll second that and the same for Obama, Jackson and Sharpton......they’re the ones that stirred up the horse manure pile and insinuated that this type of demonic behavior is justified.
he went further than he had to in his comments. this is typical drivel that comes out of urban blacks’ mouths. they say this without anyone coaching them.
My family would do the same. And seriously, all it TOOK was a sidelong glance from Grandpa for the most MINOR infraction of the rules and you straightened right UP! Disappointing your elders was a BFD during my childhood, be it your Parents, Grandparents, Aunts or Uncles, even elder Cousins - EVERYONE had free reign to kick your @ss when warranted, LOL!
It’s unfortunate that idiot Democrats and their (un?)intended consequences have destroyed The American Family. Strong men who actually LEAD their children to success in life are increasingly rare...and it only took two generations to accomplish this!
I thank my Lucky Stars each and every day for having strong men in my life; it’s made my life a breeze compared to what the ‘yute’ of today is dealing with.
Thanks once AGAIN, Socialist Democrats! Your lust for all-encompassing POWER has destroyed so many things that a society requires to survive! All by design, Comrades. All. By. Design. *SPIT*