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Murder suspect claims 88-year-old victim shorted him in drug deal

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SPOKANE — The beating death of a decorated World War II veteran took a bizarre twist Tuesday.

Prosecutors said one of the two suspects has suggested that the victim, 88-year-old Delbert Belton, was selling crack cocaine outside the Eagles Lodge and shorted them.

Although prosecutors didn’t elaborate in court, Spokane police later said they’ve found nothing to support suspected killer Kenan Adams-Kinard’s drug dealing claims. Adams-Kinard, 16, is being held in lieu of $3 million bond on charges of first-degree…

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