Daniel Doherty

Delbert “Shorty” Betton was an 88-year-old World War II veteran who was wounded at the battle of Okinawa but survived. He went on to work at an aluminum plant in the Spokane, Washington area for thirty years. He enjoyed playing pool and was described by his best friend as someone who “was always there for me when I needed him.” And on Wednesday night, he was (allegedly) beaten by two street thugs with criminal backgrounds and left for dead. He passed away Thursday morning.

Thankfully, one of the suspects has been apprehended (h/t Breitbart):

The 16-year-old arrested in the Delbert Belton case is identified as Demetruis Glenn, he's facing 1st degree murder and robbery.

We're told by juvenile court officials that if the court decides to charge Glenn as an adult then he may make his first appearance on Monday.

Glenn, as of now, is on the juvenile docket for today facing 1st Degree Murder and 1st degree Robbery.

The other man police were/are searching for, was born in '97, and our sources tell us he was suspected of driving a stolen vehicle overnight.

Both Glenn and the other suspect in this case have juvenile criminal history.

The other suspect is still at large and his whereabouts are unknown, although he has since been identified. Here’s to hoping the police catch him soon.


Daniel Doherty

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