Delbert Belton

slain veteran honored
4:40 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Spokane Honors Slain WWII Veteran at Memorial Service

Michael Brown, 16, stands with his mom, Kim Brown, at the memorial for Delbert Belton. The Browns knew Belton for years and had custom T-shirts made in his honor.
Jessica Robinson

More than 300 people gathered in Spokane Thursday for the burial of World War II veteran Delbert Belton. The 88-year-old was robbed and beaten to death last week while he waited in his car.

Scores of veterans honored Delbert Belton at a cemetery in west Spokane. Friends and family remembered a man who loved to repair cars by day and go out dancing at night, and went by the nickname “Shorty.”

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3:24 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Two Teens Arrested, Charged in Beating Death of WWII Vet

World War II veteran Delbert Belton was 88 years old. This photo is part of a memorial created for Belton at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane.

Police have arrested the second teenager accused of beating to death an 88-year-old World War II vet in Spokane.

The two 16-year-old boys have been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder in the case that has attracted national attention.

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