16-year-old Demetrius Glenn and 17-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard made their first appearance in Spokane superior court in front of judge Gregory Sypolt Thursday afternoon. Both suspects are being tried as adults. Glenn previously had a first appearance in Spokane district court to speed up the court process.
Both suspects have an arraignment on formal charges of 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery on September 12th.
According to detectives, fingerprints found on Delbert Belton's car link Adams-Kinard and Glenn in the murder of Belton. According to court documents, witness Natalie Flom saw two "black males standing 30 feet west of Belton's green 1994 Ford Contour." Court documents go on to say that Flom witnessed the two males run towards the west of the Eagles Lodge as she pulled in to the parking lot.
According to Flom she witnessed Belton "bleeding profusely" from the head and face when she approached the car. Court documents say several pieces of surveillance footage from 4 different businesses place Adams-Kinard and Glenn at the scene around the time of the murder. After police released surveillance photos of the two suspects they received numerous tips from people identifying them as Adams-Kinard and Glenn.
Court documents also show a black glove was found appearing to be soaked in blood a block away from the scene where the sole witness says she saw one of the suspects run towards. Detectives also found "various identification" cards scattered in a field near the murder scene with Delbert Belton's name on it. Court documents say Demetrius Glenn was taken in to custody on August 22nd after Glenn's attorney contacted police and said Glenn wanted to turn himself in.
While in custody, police say they observed cuts on each Glenn's index fingers. Detectives say during a meeting with Glenn they asked him to stand up to see what he was wearing. After reading Glenn his rights detectives say Glenn made the "unsolicited" statement of, "these are not the shorts from the video."