SPOKANE, Wash. -- Detectives recovered what appeared to be a hand written confession note when they arrested Kenan Adams-Kinard in the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran.
Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn, both 16, await trial in connection with killing of Delbert Belton, who was found dead outside the Eagle’s Lodge parking lot last Wednesday.
Investigators think Belton was killed during a robbery attempt. On Tuesday, it was revealed in court that Adams-Kinard claimed he had met Belton to buy drugs.
Adams-Kinard was arrested Monday. Police said the confession note was found sitting on a bed at the residence where Adams-Kinard was found in North Spokane.
Court documents said the author of the note wrote "he was going to get a zip of crack" from Delbert “Shorty” Belton at the Eagles Ice-A-Rena. The author also said they "socked" the victim three times. In the note, the author admitted to being at the scene of the crime and contacting the victim, according to the court documents. The note also described the attack as happening before the robbery.
Detectives said the signature on the note appeared to be that of Adams-Kinard. The letter was intended to explain to the suspect’s mother what happened the night Belton was murdered according to police.
Investigators were also searching the teen’s cell phones for texts, calls, and location pings.
On Wednesday, Spokane police said they were adamant that there was no credible evidence to date that Belton was involved with drugs. However, detectives refused to comment on the case later. They referred all future questions about the matter to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office.
KREM 2 News reached out to Glenn’s attorney, Christian Phelps. He said he is skeptical about of Adams-Kinard’s alleged confession.