SPOKANE, Wash.-- A judge set bail Monday afternoon for one of the teenagers accused of killing Delbert Belton, 88. Bond was set at $2 million for Demetrius Glenn, 16, during his first court appearance for Belton’s murder.
Glenn is charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder. He will be tried as an adult and faces life in prison if he is convicted.
The Spokane courtroom was packed Monday afternoon for Glenn’s hearing. Guards estimated that more than 60 people showed up to watch. The courtroom eventually reached capacity and some people were forced to wait in the hall.
Court documents show Glenn had cuts on his hands. Detective believe those cuts are consistent with a beating. Glenn's lawyer said he saw nothing of significant on his client's hands.
Police arrested Demetrius Glenn on Thursday night in Spokane. Officers said Glenn was one of two teenagers who beat Belton, a World War II veteran, in the Eagle’s Lodge parking lot on Wednesday evening. Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub said he believes Glenn and the second suspect were trying to rob the victim.
"Two young men who's lives are ruined by criminal activity. One of them was a stand out basketball player and because no one cared, no one put their arms around them, he's now facing murder charges," said Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub.
Belton died early Thursday morning.
Glenn was booked into jail on Friday morning. Officers arrested the second suspect, Kenan Adams-Kinard, on Monday morning around 3:00 at a friend's apartment on Montgomery. He faces first-degree robbery and first-degree murder charges. He will likely appear in court Tuesday.