SPOKANE, Wash.- A judge ordered Thursday that one of the teenage suspects accused of killing Delbert Belton, 88, be moved to from the Spokane County Jail. The judge decided to move Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, to the juvenile facility. The judge concluded that a previous judge's order to house Adams-Kinard in adult jail instead of juvenile was in violation of that state law.
Authorities arrested Adams-Kinard on Monday in North Spokane in connection with the beating death of Belton. The victim was found August 21st in a parking lot.
Adams-Kinard is being held on $3 million bail. The other suspect, 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn, was arrested the week before and is being held at the juvenile facility on a $2 million bond.
Both suspects are being tried as adults for First Degree Murder, but the law requires that they be held at the juvenile facility in Spokane.
Detectives recovered what appeared to be a hand written confession note when they arrested Adams-Kinard. On Tuesday, it was revealed in court that Adams-Kinard claimed he had met Belton to buy drugs. However, investigators think Belton was killed during a robbery attempt.
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.