KREM 2 compares handwriting samples to Delbert Belton murder confession letter



Posted on October 18, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 7:01 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Detectives in the Delbert Belton murder case say they have a confession letter allegedly signed by one of the suspects.

KREM 2 News obtained samples of the Kenan Adams-Kinard and compared it to the letter authorities have.

The signature on the letter and Adams-Kinard’s signature on court documents look similar but when you put his handwriting up against the actual letter there appears to be a big difference.

Those close to Adams Kinard have said he did not write this letter.

KREM 2 obtained a copy of the letter earlier in October. In it, the author said they beat Delbert Belton in a drug deal gone wrong.

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There is a signature on the letter that appears to say Kenan Adams-Kinard.

When comparing Adams-Kinard’s signature from court documents to the letter you can see some similarities. When you compared his signature to the rest of the letter, there is a big difference. The letters are larger and there is more space in between.

On Friday, the murder trial for Adams-Kinard and Demetrius Glenn has been pushed back to March 17.

READ MORE: Prosecutors push to try Delbert Belton murder suspects together

Detectives claimed both Glenn and Adams-Kinard punched and beat 88-year-old Belton for no reason outside the Eagles Lodge August 21st. Since they allegedly committed the crime together, prosecutors wanted the teenagers tried together.

Adams-Kinard and Glenn both face charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. They could face life in prison if convicted.